A sharp, witty satire on sex, sovereignty and shilly-shallying, In or Out is set in an office deep in the House of Commons, where Annie and Jim, MPs on opposite sides of the House, argue about whether and how to jump off the fence, peering into the future while haunted by their shared past. As the real-life referendum debate degenerates into an ugly brawl, this timely comedy throws ambition, indecision and passion into the ring. Which way will the country go? Where will that leave an ambitious MP after the vote, as the slung mud dries out? Annie is a new Tory MP, fresh into the House after a career at the Bar, while Labour stalwart Jim is an old hand at heated debates in the Members Bar. They argued student politics at university, across the pillow, and now they find themselves at it again in more ways than one. But decisions made now could wreak havoc across Europe as well as their own lives. In or Out is the question, but will Annie give Jim the answers he craves?Performers Stuart Laing, Caroline Loncq.
Author Caroline Loncq. Company Theatre of Discontent. Director Simon Kunz.