It's a cold night in the afterlife and William Shakespeare is preparing to host one of his famous dinner parties. There will be food, drink, famous guests, and most importantly, the unveiling of his latest work: a history play detailing the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. Politics can be a charged topic of conversation at any dinner party, but with Gertrude Stein, Benjamin Franklin, Dorothy Parker, Socrates, Aphra Behn, and Charlie Chaplin as his guests, perhaps this time the Bard has bitten off more than he can chew!
This play about a play is both a fantastical comedy and a Shakespearean tragedy, full to the brim with conquest and betrayal. With both parts performed by a singular cast, Shakespeare’s Margaret Thatcher is unlike anything else you are likely to see.
H. F. W Buckner
Written and Directed by Ciaran Barata-Hynes
Produced by Philip Hunt
The Wayside Theatre Company, whilst still relatively young, is growing rapidly and already comprises of a diverse group of performers, artists and writers. Its goal is to promote new work and create a platform for those who otherwise may not have one, whilst sparking debate and providing thought-provoking entertainment.
After its sell-out debut at the Canterbury Shakespeare Festival in 2017, Shakespeare's Margaret Thatcher makes its London premiere at the Drayton Arms Theatre.