2ND MAY 1997 Post-Show Events

We’ve got some very special FREE Post-Show events lined up for you tonight and for the next two Mondays...

Monday 21 September – Oxford School of Drama

Join us for a performance of a provocative piece of verbatim theatre created in response to the 2ND MAY 1997 by students from the Oxford School of Speech and Drama. Hear what happened when a group of 5 students went out and interviewed various people, from the man on the street to political activists to David Cameron’s private secretary, asking questions such as, ‘Why do you vote?’ and, ‘If you could say one thing right now on the floor of the House of Commons, what would it be?’ The result is a fascinating montage of opinion on the state of politics, and the public’s engagement with politics, in this country. 

Monday 28 September – In Conversation
Did New Labour live up to the promise of 1997? What are the important issues that lie ahead for the general election in 2010? Playwright Jack Thorne joins a panel of political commentators - including former Tory MP Gyles Brandreth, who lost his seat on 2nd May 1997 - for an exciting evening of political debate chaired by Bush Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

Monday 5 October – Playwrights respond to 2nd MAY 1997
Playwrights including Penelope Skinner, Joel Horwood, and James Graham have each written a 5 minute play in response to 2ND MAY 1997 which will be directed by Joe Murphy.  Come and see some of the UK’s finest writers respond to the questions Jack Thorne opens up in his play. 

All events start after the end of the performance at approximately 9.15pm and run for 30 minutes. Free to 2ND MAY 1997 ticket holders.