“They gave me their vote. They gave me their trust. The country can’t decide. So I must.”
May 2010. Two forty-somethings have lost the general election.
The British public has not voted them into power. Not even close. Even after thirteen years. Even following a huge financial crisis. Even against Gordon Brown.
The British public has not voted them into power. So they take it.
Nicked. Politics you can dance to.
In autumn 2010, Theatre503 commissioned a Coalition season – ten playwrights writing short pieces reacting to the Coalition, in ‘coalition’ with an artist from a different genre. I was very lucky to end up with Natalia Sheppard, aka Rogue Nouveau. She’s an incredibly talented songwriter. Also, she bakes her own bread. I was very proud of what we made, and people seemed to like it. ‘True satire that really makes us think.’ (Whatsonstage.com).
The Hightide festival picked the show up, and we opened in May 2011 with the new title Nicked. The critics said: