A Modest Little Man


May 1945. Britain celebrates victory over Hitler and cheer Winston Churchill. But things have changed. The poor don't want to go back to the way things were. They remember the thirties.
A Modest Little Man att The Bread & Roses Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: The Bread & Roses Theatre
Started: Tuesday 15 January 2019
Closes: Saturday 26 January 2019
Running time:1 hr 15 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


May 1945.


Britain celebrates victory over Hitler and cheer Winston Churchill.


But things have changed.


The poor don't want to go back to the way things were.


They remember the thirties.


It was a time of poverty, unemployment, starvation, in the midst of ostentatious wealth.


They don't want that again.


The men and women who fought the war want a better world.


They want the rich to pay a bit more, so the poor can suffer a bit less.


They want a national health service.


Pay when they're unemployed, so their families don't starve.


Education for everyone, so that no one grows up unable to read or write.


They want the Labour Party to deliver it.


But Labour is led by a nonentity - "a modest little man with plenty to be modest about."


He says almost nothing.


He sits in his grey suit and puffs his pipe.


One wit remarked: "An empty taxi drew up and Clement Attlee got out."


No charisma, no revolutionary passion.


Even if, by some miracle, he wins an election against the great Winston Churchill, this grey little man can't make a revolution.


There's no hope.


There's nothing in him.


Is there?


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Theatre


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Postal address:
68 Clapham Manor St
Clapham
London SW4 6DZ

Box office tel: 020 7498 1779

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 15 January 2019

Press night:Thursday 17 January 2019

Closes:Saturday 26 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Author: Francis Beckett
Production: Labour England

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