“The Speech” by Damn Cheek

The UK has fallen apart. Scotland and Wales are independent. Northern England may be next. Can the Prime Minister reassure the public, find a way through, and salvage some pride? A humorous and thought-provoking exploration of honesty, spin, failure and redemption.

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Date(s) - 22/07/2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Blue Orange Theatre

The Speech


What happens if Scotland and the UK part company? Or a Prime Minister tells the truth, when the cabinet expect her to spin a good yarn? And the army is fatally weakened and there is war in Europe? What happens when infrastructure fails, costing lives of thousands of London’s citizens?
This fantasy of a possible future explores the delicate balance between political management, and facing up to unattractive solutions. Will we listen to, or even believe, the ‘truth’ when we hear it? Will politicians always put party and personal ambition before the interests of those they serve? A PM wrestles with her conscience in a witty and surprising dialogue with a trusted speech writer.

Written by Tony Earnshaw.


Performance dates Mon 20th July & Weds 22nd July 7pm.

Tickets £10.


Book with “The Door” (also by Damn Cheek) at the same time for £15 (both plays).

Or return to see the other play for just £6.


Damn Cheek can be found on twitter here.



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