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Dancing Bears archiveA comedy of manners, Marxism an misogyny that satirises Old and New Labour, as well as the tabloid press. Undercover journalist Lola Forbes-McKendrick visits former Foreign Secretary Ben Tanner, intent on trapping him into admitting to a treasonable act committed while in office. But on arrival she unexpectedly encounters her ex-lover, Ben's half-brother Peter, from whom she split acrimoniously years earlier, and who never revealed his family connections. Somehow she must charm Peter into preserving her cover, and get her story. She also has to deal with Ben's son-in-law, cynical Home Office minister Jeff, and Ben's friend Clara, a Duke's daughter and hard-line Communist.

Author Nick Thomas.

Archive listings for Dancing Bears

Work type: Play.

T01519569305

Producer Toby Smith (Einekleine theatre company). Director Kath Derby. Performer Gregory Norminton (Ben). Performer Anthony Shuster (Peter). Performer Melanie Goldblatt (Lola). Performer Emma Harding (Lady Clara Pinkerto). Performer Jon Scott (Minister Jeff Porter).
28 Aug 01 to 15 Sep 01Union Theatre, Inner London :: V1167
listing details L01845499951

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