A debate between a dead PM, the current PM, the current President of the USA, and that man who stirs… well this was the show in 2017. Since then we have received Arts Council England support to R&D the work, as well as further ACE support for a small strategic tour across England. The work has since gone through 3 iterations due to BREXIT being delayed… again, and again, and again…
For this new(and new again)(and new new again) theatre performance Lord & Slater have invited guest artists to join in a unique work. Thatcher May Trump Farage (TMTF) is a staged discussion between 4 world figures explaining Brexit, Presidencies, Campaigns and Policies. Expect a fight, stupidity and a choreographed dance as the triumphant ending. Political, current and funny.
This performance was previewed at the Threshold Festival, Liverpool, 2017, and re-developed with Arts Council England’s support in May 2019 for the Plymouth Fringe Festival in June 2019 & Brighouse Arts Festival in October 2019.
Here’s our guest post on the Plymouth Fringe Festival website. Also please see our Gallery page for more photos.
“Thatcher May Trump Farage presented a satirical insight into who our current leaders are, oh and I forgot to mention, seeing Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May dance to Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani was the icing on the cake to prove that right now, in the week May signed for the start of Brexit, life is b.a.n.a.n.a.s”
Review: Art In Liverpool
The working process for TMTF was to work as a collective with defined roles: Co-Directed by Matthew Harrison-Lord and Josh Slater with Ellie Russell, Richard Wiseman and Debra Deakin. During the R&D in 2019 Jamie-Glyn Bale joined the writing and performing team replacing Ellie Russell who was unable to join the project.
The performance lasts between 40-50 minutes.
Number of Performers: 5.
Cast: Debra Deakin, Richard Wiseman, Jamie-Glyn Bale, Josh Slater and Matthew Harrison-Lord
Photography by Paige Lyon, Paige Edge Photography and getintothis.co.uk