We’re positively busting with excitement as our brand new show 2ND MAY 1997 opens this week at The Bush. It’s a stunning new play by Jack Thorne about the night of the first New Labour election victory.
nabokov and the Bush Theatre
in association with Watford Palace Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester present
2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, 18 years in power, are defeated as New Labour sweeps into government. From the euphoria and despair, three deeply personal stories emerge.
Tory MP Robert prepares to attend the count. With defeat looming large, he fears becoming a forgotten man while his wife Marie counts the cost of her own sacrifice to politics. Lib Dem footsoldier Ian is no hero but party-crasher Sarah is determined to make him one. Best mates Jake and Will wake up to a new world order and try to memorise the cabinet before their politics A Level class. Jake dreams of Number 10. Will dreams of Jake.
A smouldering new play from one of Britain's most exciting young writers about escaping the past, seizing the present and owning the future.
Direction - George Perrin
Design - Hannah Clark
Lighting - Philip Gladwell
Sound - Emma Laxton
Movement - Kate Sagovsky
Cast - James Barrett, Geoffrey Beevers, Linda Broughton, Jamie Samuel, Hugh Skinner, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
To celebrate the show opening, we're offering you our most cherished blog readers a SPECIAL £10 TICKET OFFER on performances between 8 - 15 September (excl 14 Sept). Subject to availability, and all that. We’d love you to see it, so ring the Bush BOX OFFICE right now on 020 8743 5050 and quote 'nabokov mailing list offer' to snap up a ticket for a tenner.
If you can’t make it this week, never fear. The show runs at The Bush until 10 October and you can get your mitts on tickets by ringing the Box Office or online here.
See you there!