Monday 26 June, 7.30. Downstairs @ The Gallery
THE RISE AND FALL OF MARGARET THATCHER by EDMUND GREEN
The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher dramatises how Mrs Thatcher first won and then lost the leadership of the Conservative party. Act One covers the time between the loss of the February 1974 election and Mrs Thatcher’s victory over Edward Heath in 1975. Act Two starts in 1986 and culminates with Mrs Thatcher’s resignation.
The play concentrates on the personalities and machinations involved in the leadership battles and the rivalries and ambitions of the characters, rather than the wider political issues of the time.
Though the play does not set out to praise or condemn Mrs Thatcher’s politics, the audience can see how her outlook changed from the time she was the challenger to the later period when she was the established leader and that this was a significant factor in her downfall.
Edmund Green is a keen theatre goer and former member of the National Youth Theatre who lives with his wife in London. He is an amateur playwright, specialising in political dramas.
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