Maggie & Ted


The running feud between Margaret Thatcher and Edward Heath began in 1975 - when she successfully challenged him for the leadership of the Conservative Party - and did not fade until almost a quarter of a century later.
Maggie & Ted at White Bear Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: White Bear Theatre
Started: Tuesday 22 October 2019
Closed: Saturday 26 October 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (no interval)
Age suitability: 16+

Background


Michael McManus knew both Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher, so he writes from first-hand experience.


Some of this play is established fact, some conjecture - but the conjecture is always consistent with the facts.


It records the origins, the development and the denouement of a remarkable political relationship that continues to define our political life today.


Synopsis


The running feud between Margaret Thatcher and Edward Heath began in 1975 - when she successfully challenged him for the leadership of the Conservative Party - and did not fade until almost a quarter of a century later.


Throughout the numerous, unsparing challenges she faced during those turbulent years - the relentless demands of rebuilding a demoralised opposition in the mid 1970s, or the civil disturbances, unemployment and international crises of the early 1980s - he was always to be found - outspoken, unforgiving and bitterly hostile - at the very vanguard of her critics.


Whenever Labour and the Liberals failed to provide a vigorous and effective opposition to her monetarist policies (which they generally did), he could be relied upon to do their job for them, with interest.


It was always front-page stuff too - real Box Office.


In later years, their growing divergence of views on Europe would widen into a schism - a schism that would soon come to define, to disrupt and, ultimately, to destroy the character, the coherence and the very fabric of the party they had both once led.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 22 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 26 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£12

Creatives


Author: Michael McManus
Production: White Bear Theatre

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