Guest Post: Lord and Slater on bringing Thatcher May Trump Farage to the stage
In the second of our series of guest blogs from some of the magnificent performers and theatre companies bringing shows to Plymouth Fringe 2019, we asked Lord and Slater to tell us a little bit about how they developed their biting political satire Thatcher May Trump Farage.
A debate between a dead PM, the current PM, the current President of the USA, and that man who stirs.
We (Lord and Slater) are very much looking forward to presenting Thatcher May Trump Farage as part of the Plymouth Fringe Festival in a new and exciting format.
The work was last performed in Liverpool on the week that Theresa May signed Article 50 in 2017. Since then, everything and nothing has changed in the political circles of governments across Europe and the USA. The only changes have been to the everyday people standing back and watching, in awe and frustration. Thanks to Arts Council England funding to redevelop the work, we have a new current version of TMTF to present at this year’s Plymouth Fringe Festival!
With invited guest artists Richard Wiseman, Debra Deakin and Jamie-Glyn Bale, we’ve since spent a residency developing the format and material of the work to move away from the political debates of 2 years ago, and towards an evening with our political leaders – farts the lot of them!
We haven’t made this work to support either side, but to poke fun and give audiences across the country some much needed relief and an outlet for the frustrations to the place that we find ourselves in politically. We want you to laugh, shout, boo and swear at our political leaders… this might be the only chance you get! Expect satire, comedy, dancing, arguments, fake tan and at least a little bit of politics.
“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.” Art In Liverpool Review.
Thatcher May Trump Farage will be at the Barbican Theatre on Fri 31st May @ 6:30pm as part of Plymouth Fringe 2019. More information and tickets can be found by clicking here.