It is 1994. Returning from a successful parliamentary meeting, Macblair and Macbrown meet three weird hacks on a stairwell in the House of Commons. They prophesy that Macblair will become Leader of the Labour Party, then Prime Minister, and eventually... King of the World! But how seriously will Macblair take these omens? In May 1997, 13-year-old Charlie Dupre met Tony Blair in a BBC studio after the then-Leader of the Opposition had given an interview on Breakfast with Frost. The next morning, a photograph of their meeting appeared on the front page of the Independent and days later, Blair's premiership commenced. Exactly 20 years later, Dupre takes on the role of Blair in his controversial new play, his third production at the Edinburgh Fringe, and the first outing for his new company, Falling Sparrow. This is the story of Tony Blair as a Shakespearean tragicomedy. Performed by four actors - Dupre is joined by Matt Morrison, James Sanderson and Olivia Chappell - it uses verse, rap, physical theatre and comedy to examine the inner workings of one of the most detested men in modern political discourse. The show's debut at this year's Brighton Fringe was greeted with sell-out houses and rave reviews. These performances are London previews prior the show's run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Venue Details & Map
1 Northside (The Old Library) Clapham CommonLondonGreater LondonSW4 0QW
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