Dead Sheep

The dramatic inside story of when Margaret Thatcher fatally underestimated Geoffrey Howe

In 1989 a seemingly invincible Margaret Thatcher ruthlessly sacked Geoffrey Howe, her Foreign Secretary. She foolishly thought she had nothing to fear from her one-time friend and political ally. After all, his speaking skills had famously been compared to ‘being savaged by a dead sheep’!

But inspired by his wife Elspeth, Howe destroyed the Prime Minister’s career with one of the deadliest political speeches ever made.

Dead Sheep mixes tragedy and comedy in an entertaining tale of loyalty, betrayal and revenge.

This acclaimed witty new drama stars Spitting Image’s Steve Nallon as Margaret Thatcher, Paul Bradley (Holby City and Eastenders), Graham Seed (Nigel Pargetter in The Archers), Carol Royle as Elspbeth Howe (Life Without George, Heartbeat and Casualty), John Wark (Toast) and Christopher Villiers.

PLEASE NOTE: the play features strong language

 

"Brilliant" DAILY MAIL

"Terrific" THE GUARDIAN

"Very Funny" THE INDEPENDENT

“Powerful, superbly acted backstage political drama” THE STAGE

“Entertaining... witty... smartly researched summary of a fascinating relationship" THE TIMES

“Steve Nallon is spot on as the Iron Lady” LONDON EVENING STANDARD

"A wickedly funny piece of theatre" THE REVIEWS HUB

"Executed perfectly… masterpiece" WHAT'S GOOD TO DO
"Brilliant" STAGE REVIEW

"Everything you could ask for in a theatre performance' is pretty much as good as it gets!" REVIEWS GATE

 

 

By Jonathan Maitland

Cast includes Steve Nallon, Paul Bradley, Graham Seed, Carol Royle, John Wark and Christopher Villiers

www.deadsheepontour.co.uk         @DeadSheepPlay

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Interview with..

Playwright Jonanthan Maitland

Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
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Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman
Photography by Robert Workman

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Running times

Act 1 60mins

Interval 20mins

Act 2 40mins

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