Brexit-themed play ‘Bloody Difficult Women’ sets world premiere in London
The play charts the court case Gina Miller brought against Theresa May.
A new play inspired by the famous 2016 court case brought against Theresa May and the government will be staged at Riverside Studios next month. Tim Walker’s Bloody Difficult Women will begin previews on 24 February, with an opening night on 1 March and performances to 26 March.
Bloody Difficult Women follows the political events and power struggles between anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller and the ex-Prime Minister Theresa May. In 2016, Miller decided to take the government to court over Article 50, the UK’s EU exit clause.
Speaking about his new work, playwright Tim Walker said: “There are a lot of people who do not want this play to be staged, and, in all honesty, I couldn’t give a damn. I’m determined to see it go on, no matter what, as it is about so much more than a courtroom showdown between two determined women. It explains how we’ve got ourselves into this bloody awful mess. It is a play that is not so much angry, as incandescent with rage.”
Tim Walker is an award-winning journalist, and has previously worked with Gina Miller by advising her media strategy. Stephen Unwin directs, with design by Nicky Shaw, lighting by David Howe and sound by John Leonard.
Jessica Turner will play Theresa May, and Amara Karan will play Gina Miller. The Bloody Difficult Women cast is completed by Calum Finlay, Edmund Kingsley, Graham Seed, and Andrew Woodall.
Bloody Difficult Women is at Riverside Studios from 24 February to 26 March.
Photo credit: Bloody Difficult Women (Artwork courtesy of Kate Morley PR)
Article Updated: 12 January 2022