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Tony's Last Tape transfers to Bridge House Theatre
Tony's Last Tape will transfer to The Bridge House Theatre SE20, a fringe venue in south east London, to coincide with the forthcoming General Election, running from 27 April to 17 May 2015.
The play, which has previously enjoyed a run at the Nottingham Playhouse, is based on the diaries of Tony Benn and has been written by Andy Barrett. The director is Giles Croft, with set design by Rachel Jacks and lighting by Martin Curtis. Cast includes Philip Bretherton as Tony Benn.
Synopsis: "For more than 50 years, Tony Benn has recorded everything that happened to and around him, and as the years passed so the burden of this documentation has grown. Today he has decided to make his last tape ... "
Anthony Neil Wedgwood 'Tony' Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014) was a Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for 47 years between 1950 and 2001 and a member of the Cabinet under two Prime Ministers: Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. Benn famously retired from Parliament “to spend more time on politics” and remained true to his word, having served as the President of the Stop the War Coalition from 2001 until his death.
Tony's Last Tape is produced by Bridge House Production SE20 Ltd & Climar Productions in association with Nottingham Playhouse.