Company number: 03256616 |
Charity number: 1058723
Thatcher-Rite is an interactive performance looking at the personal and political legacy of Margaret Thatcher. The audience are invited to Mrs. Thatcher’s very own traditional English tea party. With lip-sync, clown, and verbatim theatre, the audience are encouraged to bring their anger or admiration in the comforts of cake and cucumber sandwiches.
Performed by Jack Boal, who grew up in Thatcher's former constituency, Thatcher-Rite puts the personal and political side by side. Her mark on the cultural, social, and political notions of Englishness begs the question: “Has Mrs. Thatcher truly left us?”
Created & Performed by Jack Boal
Directed by Lila Robirosa
Costume by Corinna Francavilla
Photography by Jenna Coombs
"Boal delivers a surprisingly nuanced portrayal of the former PM, breathing some remorse and self-awareness into the otherwise despicable beast" - The Upcoming
Made with the support from artsdepot, Raze Collective, Something To Aim For, and HighRise Theatre.
Tobi King Bakare and this theatre deserve a shout-out for such a young, diverse audience. There is so much talk about audiences being full of over 60s and why, why can’t theatres get the crowds in to reflect society in general? Well, I’m happy to say that on a rainy Thursday evening, the theatre was completely full.
Caiti Grove on Before I Go in CPT's Spring 2023 season London Theatre Reviews