Tony Blair, Nick Clegg, Rishi Sunak – She’s hardly the first Southerner to represent a Northern constituency. What she lacks in political experience, she makes up for in… charm?
When nepotism hire of the year, Perdita, is appointed as MP for the fictional Lancashire town of Ardenton, she thinks that her wealth of social experience and the fact that she’s the former Home Secretary’s Daughter, are all the qualifications that she needs, how wrong she is.
‘She’s certainly driven’, ‘Yeah, driven me over the edge!’ Perdita’s eyes are set on the top of the political ladder, but when the needs of her constituents start to get in the way and she’s faced with the choice of helping a young, queer constituent who’s in desperate need of support or her own political ambitions, which will she choose?
Starring Phoebe Batteson-Brown & Eoin McKenna, soon to be on BBC1.
Press & Reviews
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS WORK
The Good Landlord:
'A delightfully weird comedy where it feels like anything can happen' The Spy in the Stalls ★★★★
‘An interesting commentary on the current social climate... and cleverly illustrates the lengths that young people are willing to go to for decently priced rent.’ Within Her Words ★★★★
'Metamorph Theatre have done an excellent job with this staging of The Good Landlord, they have allowed the power of the comedic writing to shine through, supplemented by some very accomplished performances.' Theatre Weekly ★★★★
RISE (one and only review for it's one night only at the White Bear!):
'This play could have the potential to offer a true insight into countries with horrendous inequality and raise awareness.' A Younger Theatre ★★★★
Cast & Creative Team Written by Eoin McKenna & Phoebe Batteson-Brown
CAST & Creative Team:
Perdita Gresham Booth - Phoebe Batteson-Brown
Daniel - Eoin McKenna
Sharon, Michelle & Alex - Rachael Hilton
Director - Kayla Feldman
Producer - Maximillian Davey
Associate Producer - Dean Graham
Technical stage manager - Reuben Bojang
Lighting Designer - Laurel Marks
Sound Designer - Nima Chatrizeh
Co-Production by Metamorph Theatre & Enough Helen
For Enough Helen
Co-Producers - Eoin McKenna & Phoebe Batteson-Brown