Coalition

  • Satire / Play
  • 2pm (90 mins)
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2012
  • Pleasance Dome
  • 7.50 - 14.50
Coalition. Thom Tuck. Copyright: BBC.

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Satire / play starring Jo Caulfield, Phill Jupitus, Jessica Regan, Simon Evans, Thom Tuck, Phil Mulryne, Alistair Barrie and Jamie De Courcey performed on the following days in August 2012...

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It's 2014 and Britain's coalition government has only six months left to run. The Conservative Prime Minister and his Lib Dem Deputy haven't spoken for months, the economy's flat-lined and government MPs are threatening to defect right, left and centre. Lib Dem leader Matt Cooper has to make a series of last, desperate gambles to save his party. A fast-moving comedy satire starring Thom Tuck, Phill Jupitus, Jo Caulfield, Alistair Barrie, Jessica Regan, Jamie De Courcey, Phil Mulryne and Simon Evans. 'Witty, fast-moving and hugely enjoyable ... a terrific script' (David Haig, Independent). By Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky.

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Thom Tuck, Phill Jupitus, Jo Caulfield and Simon Evans star in the world premiere of a new play Coalition, a fast-moving comedy satire charting the possible final days of Britain's Coalition Government.

It's late 2014 and the Lib Dem / Conservative Coalition only has six months left to run before a general election must be called. The Conservative Prime Minister and his Lib Dem Deputy haven't spoken for months, the economy has flat-lined and Lib Dem MPs are threatening to defect right, left and centre. With time running out, Lib Dem leader Matt Cooper has to make a series of last desperate gambles to save the party he loves.

Coalition stars:

Thom Tuck (Fosters Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award Nominee 2011): Rt Hon Matt Cooper MP, Lib Dem Leader and Deputy Prime Minister

Phill Jupitus (Nevermind the Buzzcocks, QI): Rt Hon Sir Francis Whitford MP, Minister without Portfolio

Jo Caulfield (Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week) : Rt Hon Angela Hornby MP, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip

Jessica Regan (Silent Witness, Peep Show): Claudia Hood, Matt Cooper's Special Advisor

Jamie de Courcey (A Voyage Round My Father, Foyle's War): Eddie Frackowiak MP, Junior Treasury Minister

Alistair Barrie (London Comedy Store's The Cutting Edge, No Pressure to be Funny): Rt Hon Geoffrey Webb MP, Energy Secretary

Phil Mulryne (The Fitzrovia Radio Hour): Eric Shakespeare, PR Consultant / Tim Fowler, by-election candidate

Simon Evans (Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth): Rt Hon Richard Macintosh MP, The Prime Minister

Robert Khan has worked in the policy and political world for over ten years including working for the Labour party in local government. He is also currently a Councillor in Islington.

Tom Salinsky is the artistic director of improvisation company The Spontaneity Shop, co-author of the book The Improv Handbook and he teaches presenting, public speaking and storytelling for a wide-range of corporate clients.

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Person Role
Thom Tuck Self
Phill Jupitus Self
Jo Caulfield Self
Alistair Barrie Self
Jessica Regan Self
Jamie De Courcey Self
Phil Mulryne Self
Simon Evans Self