The play was "The Absence of War" at the Everyman Cheltenham. We first saw this play at the National in London some years back with the amazing John Thaw playing The Rt Hon George Jones M.P. (read Neil Kinnock). Wasn't sure if that performance could be matched but it was, and with ease, by Reece Dinsdale. Congrats to the entire cast for a magnificent play!
BY DAVID HARE. DIRECTED BY JEREMY HERRIN.
A HEADLONG, ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
AND SHEFFIELD THEATRES CO-PRODUCTION
It's now or never for George Jones. The charismatic leader of the Labour Party needs to get out of opposition and into Number Ten. Plagued by a hostile media, beset by divisions in his party and haunted by his own demons, George has three weeks to convince the Great British Public that he's their man. But how much compromise is he prepared to make? How can you truly appeal to the man in the street from the House of Commons? And which tie should he wear for Prime Minister's Questions?
Headlong presents a vigorous new production of David Hare’s funny, stinging political drama on a timely national tour during the build up to the 2015 General Election.
Then off to Oxenhall for the second of the three Gloucestershire daffodil weekends...
... finishing with the traditional tea n cake at the Poets Church Dymock :-p