January 28 - February 1
Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister over 40 years ago and ran the country for the whole of the 1980’s. This play takes a light-hearted but serious look at the relationship between the monarch and her most powerful subject. One believed there was no such thing as society, the other had vowed to serve it. Margaret Thatcher was Queen Elizabeth II’s eighth Prime Minister and the first woman in that role. For over ten years they had a weekly audience.
This Olivier Award winning play is sharply funny and highly entertaining. It imagines how some of those conversations might have gone or should have gone by both re-creating them and getting comments from older versions of the protagonists about what was said or not said. Their conversations are augmented with interventions from Denis Thatcher, Prince Phillip, Ronald and Nancy Reagan and a host of other contemporaries. It might just leave you wondering what really went on!
Moira Buffini is an award winning playwright and script writer for film and television. She has written for the RSC and The National Theatre. She is currently filming the third season of the TV series “Harlots” which she co-created.
***** ‘Outstanding, witty and confident’ Evening Standard
**** Sensational. Hilariously like the real thing’ The Times
(reviews of the 2015 UK tour)