Tony's Last Tape

Based on the diaries of one of Britain's most respected, divisive and celebrated politicians: Tony Benn.
Tony's Last Tape at Omnibus Theatre

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Omnibus Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 20 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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'There is no final victory, there is no final defeat.

Just the same battles which have to be fought over and over and over again.'

An old man sits in a room faced with a collection of recording devices that he has collected over his long and eventful life.

He opens a drawer, takes out a pipe, unscrews his flask and pours himself the first cup of tea of the day.

For more than fifty years he has been recording everything that has happened to and around him, but today he has decided to make his last tape.

Based on the diaries of one of Britain's most respected, divisive and celebrated politicians, Philip Bretherton's acclaimed performance as Tony Benn reveals the struggle of a man who - having found himself no longer 'the most dangerous man in Britain' but something of a national treasure - realises that it is time to gracefully withdraw from the fight. If only it was that easy.

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1 Northside (The Old Library)
Clapham Common
London SW4 0QW

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Previews from:Tuesday 2 April 2019

Press night:Thursday 4 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 April 2019

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday - 4-00pm




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Philip Bretherton as Tony Benn


Author: Andy Barrett
Director: Giles Croft
Designer: Rachel Jacks

Lighting: Martin Curtis
Sound: Martin Curtis
Production: Excavate presents the Nottingham Playhouse production

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