London's Theatre 503 to Stage Short Plays Inspired by the Life and Death of Margaret Thatcher

News   London's Theatre 503 to Stage Short Plays Inspired by the Life and Death of Margaret Thatcher
 
London's Theatre 503 in Battersea will stage Thatcherwrite, a series of short plays commissioned by the theatre to look at the late Margaret Thatcher, her politics and legacy.

It begin performances June 11 prior to an official opening June 12, for a short run through June 15 only, including contributions from Dan Rebellato (whose credits include Chekhov in Hell seen at Soho Theatre), Fraser Grace (Breakfast with Mugabe, staged by the RSC), Judy Upton (Ashes and Sand at the Royal Court) and Dominic Cavendish (Daily Telegraph theatre critic, who previously contributed to Theatre 503's Hacked and adaptor of Orwell's Coming Up For Air seen on the Edinburgh Fringe and at London's Trafalgar Studios). The season has been curated by Theatre503’s literary manager Steve Harper, who in a press statement commented, "No other figure in living memory has been the catalyst for such divisive expressions of emotion - honoured by the pomp and regalia of a ceremonial funeral whilst mocked as a burning effigy on makeshift funeral pyres. Love her or hate her, her unique achievements were many, her personality etched onto the history of this country, for good and for bad. She was a game changer, leaving the country and the political landscape she inherited irreparably altered."

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7978 7040, or visit www.theatre503.com for more details.

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