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The Act - cabaret-style show at Trafalgar Studios
The Act by Matthew Baldwin & Thomas Hescott, at the Trafalgar Studios 2 Theatre, from 25 Feb to 29 Mar 2014. Last year the show enjoyed two sell-out runs at the Ovalhouse, a fringe venue in south east London.
Directed by Thomas Hescott, cast includes Matthew Baldwin. Produced by AJS (Arts) and Ovalhouse.
1967. In Westminster the men in suits are putting the finishing touches to the freedoms we take for granted. In Soho, the men in bars are putting the finishing touches to their hairdos. Caught between these worlds is Matthews, a civil servant with a big heart and a big secret.
The Act is a cabaret-style show which includes personal anecdotes, verbatim House of Commons speeches and song.