Theresa May, thrust into the prime ministerial deep end, stooges and fool surround her as she ploughs onwards to Conservative Glory. Whether Theresa May triumphs (or May Not?) she will certainly keep calm and carry on (in the most British way possible)! This is A Play About Theresa May, a political clown show heavily inspired by Dario-Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist. With a focus on Theresa May, her Cabinet, and other politicians of note – their gaffs, misconducts, and views on Brexit – this is a fast-paced two-person, satirical piece. The show is fully devised, with an impressive number of costume changes and minimal set.
The political elite are clowns: they change their minds too often; say nonsensical things; and seem to be caught in a loop of failure. The art of clowning is used on this occasion to express a frustration with the obscure, confused political climate and to ask the audience to look again at politics, with fresh eyes and a lighter heart. A Play About Theresa May pokes fun at the established order of society and aims to re-frame political discussions in a clearer, comedic way.
Street Urchin Theatre aims to devise politically-immediate pieces, influenced by theatrical tradition but never bound by it. A new Norwich company, aiming to create vibrant performance art, stage plays, and street shows. The aim is to bring the joy and catharsis of theatre to the widest range of people – while maintaining a high political literacy to all the productions Street Urchin Theatre creates.
Remember, citizens, that Brexit means... something.
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A Play About Theresa May
Sunday 10th June at 7:30pm
Monday 11th June at 7:30pm
Running time: 60mins
Bad language, adult themes, suitable for 15+ Ticket purchases are non refundable. Concession prices apply to students; under 18s; pensioners; those on disability and unemployment benefits; Equity, BECTU & SDUK members; Portico Places cardholders. As a young venue we are still upgrading and developing the space, any additional donations are much appreciated and will be used towards improving the theatre even further and keeping the venue going in the long-term.