Late at night in his office a hard-nosed journalist suddenly finds himself in the middle of the storm. What’s the truth? Can he follow the power struggle? Is it true Blair won’t go?
Based on real revelations from writers of this period, as well as a huge dose of imagination and humour, this is an hilarious play written and produced by Brighton based writer Chris Henry.
Inital reactions to the development of the play have been ecstatic at its ability to blend realism with fiction, as well as the creative use of multi-media integrated in the storyline.
The play uses real-time multi-media to make a one-man show appear populated with a whole cast of characters – including Gordon Brown and Cherie Blair. Thanks to modern technology a full supporting cast of faces make appearances – each trying to mold events to their own personal gain.
This satirical account is a “laugh out loud joyride through the last crucial hours of the Blair administration,” said Acting Coach Graham Brass. “You can tell the writer has done his research on the actual events but there is also an added sparkle – a cheeky glint in the eye, which highlights how the pursuit of power can be at once serious and yet terribly funny,” said news journalist Polly Walker.
The play will make its World Premier during the Brighton Fringe Festival on the 9th May 2013 – exactly six years to the day that the real Tony Blair announced he was stepping down as leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister.
To capture the essence of this political drama the play will be set in the unique setting of Hove Town Hall Committee Room 1.
WILL HE STAY – OR WILL HE GO?
Tickets are available now from the Brighton Fringe website: brightonfringe.org, or 01273 917272 priced £8. Seating is very limited in this historic and distinctive venue, so don’t miss out.
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