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Cory Peterson Goes from Trump's Legal Team to Actor in DELOREAN at Edinburgh Fringe

Cory Peterson Goes from Trump's Legal Team to Actor in DELOREAN at Edinburgh FringeCory Peterson has had an interesting career journey, from Donald Trump's matrimonial legal team to becoming a professional actor, currently playing the lead role of John DeLorean in Jon Ivay's new play DeLorean at The Assembly Ballroom, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, until 27 August.

In the late 1990s, Cory Peterson worked in a major Matrimonial Law Department in the USA where he supported the Senior Partner representing Donald Trump. He was his 'second chair' assisting him throughout the deposition process, and meeting Donald Trump in legal situations. Cory later interacted with Trump in a different situation when he was invited to appear on the first season finale of American television show, The Apprentice. After leaving the legal profession, Cory retrained as a professional actor, working extensively in the industry, from the West End to roles in major feature films and television.

In a further twist in the connection between Donald Trump and John DeLorean, Donald Trump bought the estate where the late John DeLorean once lived and redeveloped it as a golf club.

DeLorean tells the incredible true story of the man behind the iconic car from the Back to the Future films, when one man's dream of an ethical sports car turned into one of the most controversial and embarrassing moments in British government funding history. In the summer of 1978, John DeLorean received an astonishing £54 million from the British government to build a car manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland. Four years later and a further £30 million, it was all gone. The dream lay in ruins, with John DeLorean arrested for cocaine trafficking on a staggering scale.

Cory Peterson plays John DeLorean, alongside a cast of Mark Barrett, Charles Bateman, Aran Bell, Jonathan Hansler, Victoria Otter, Stephen Parker and Matt Weyland.

DeLorean is written and directed by Jon Ivay, who has been involved in the production of thirty-five national touring productions working with some of the UK's best-known theatres and has been responsible for directing around half of them. Writing credits include: Inside The Firm (Queens Theatre Hornchurch), Freebird (Bristol Old Vic, Cockpit, London & Pleasance Edinburgh) Freebird film (nationwide & international release along with Cannes & Berlin film festivals).

Sound Design and Music is by Youth whose prolific production career spans three eras of music. Set creative is by Hazel Low and projection by JoNathan Wright. DeLorean is produced by Freedom Picture Company and Associate Producer Dave Mauchline.

Freedom Picture Company is launching this condensed 75-minute version of the play at Edinburgh in the spirit of the Fringe's 70th anniversary. Following the Edinburgh run, DeLorean will become a 95-minute full-length one-act show.

DeLorean runs until 27 August at the Assembly Rooms, Ballroom, George Street. Tickets, priced £12-15 are available from www.assemblyfestival.com, 0131 623 3030 or Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall and Assembly Roxy, Assembly George Square, Assembly Checkpoint and Assembly Rooms.

For more information, visit www.freedompicturecompany.co.uk, www.assemblyfestival.com.

IF YOU GO:

DELOREAN

Venue: Assembly Rooms, Ballroom, George Street, EH2 2LR

Time: 12:00 (midday) Running Time: 75mins Suitability: ages 14+. Strong language, loud gunshots.

Dates: Daily until 27 August.

Tickets: 15-17, 21-24 August £12; 18-20, 25-27 August £15.

Bookings: assemblyfestival.com, 0131 623 3030 or Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall and Assembly Roxy, Assembly George Square, Assembly Checkpoint and Assembly Rooms

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