Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lobby Journos Write a Play

It's not often that lobby journalists become playwrights, but that's what's happened to Metro's John Higginson and The Sun's Clodagh Hartley, who have penned a play called STIFFED, which will run at the Tabard Theatre from 14 April through to 9 May. The website blurb gives a clue as to what the play is about - as does the title! Whisper it, but the lead female character is said to be based on a certain female former Home Secretary...
Stiffed! is a brand new satirical comedy written by two Westminster insiders who have experienced first hand the workings of politics.

A tale of MPs mischief set in the largest Wendy house in the land. The progressive Quentin Dellaware has just picked up a Tory seat in a landslide by-election. Keen to make a difference, he is swiftly shown the status quo by his old school chum George Moore-Lys.

Meanwhile, Labour front-bencher Paula Stiff is pressing for a fairer Britain with the help of her husband-cum-aide Marty whose real passion is toy trains. Which would all be politics as usual except that young Sally Pauper, an aspiring journalist, aims to make her mark by uncovering the biggest parliamentary story since the gunpowder plot.

Written by John Higginson (Political Editor for Metro) and Clodagh Hartley (Whitehall Editor of The Sun) Stiffed! is a riotous satire on the inner workings of parliament, the press and politicians.

So if you fancy a night out at the Tabard Theatre in Turnham Green, W4, book your tickets HERE.


Grand_Inquisitor said...

Somewhat off topic, but I wish some Journos could write a play about ClimateGate.

Yesterday the BBC carried the news about who is chairing the investigation into aspects of Climategate.

If you read the article you may note that the Chairman would appear to have a conflict of interest. However this did not stop that scientific cartel - the 'Royal Society' - from proposing him. It would seem that the Royal Society, having put so much of its credibility into the Global Warming claims cannot afford to lose face.

What a stich-up.

tory boys never grow up said...

I suppose they had to call the Fleet Street jounalist "Pauper" as "Overpaid-Freeloader" was a bit of a mouthful.

Yes I know some local journalists are not particularly well paid.