With Game of Thrones ending soon, the people of Northern Ireland need a way to fill the hole of political drama, squabbling and backstabbing, Thankfully Game of Brexit has been renewed indefinitely and serves as the backdrop of another sizzling satire from the mind of Rosemary Jenkinson.
Mayday! Tells the story of a strong and stable Theresa May, played by Jo Donnelly, in her last stand attempt to make Brexit happen, no matter the cost. Reuniting Jenkinson with director Richard Lavery, the creators of the multiple sell out Michelle & Arlene plays, the play serves up a hot take of the only political drama in which nothing happens much more than twice.
“From the creators of the sell-out Michelle & Arlene quadrilogy, Accidental & Rosemary Jenkinson are back with a new political hot-take. This time it’s all about the dancing Queen herself!
THERESA MAY not be the Prime Minister by the time the show starts.
May 2019 – Theresa May is holed up in Downing Street. Her only companions are her beloved Withdrawal Agreement, her whiskey and, somewhat unusually, Jeremy Corbyn!
All around her, enemies are plotting, telling even more lies than Boris Johnson, but will Brexit mean her exit or will the Dancing Queen find enough fancy footwork to live to fight another day?
Mayday! is the brand new rapid response show from the team of Michelle & Arlene.
Book now for this hilarious, sparkling satire.”
Accidental Theatre’s “rapid response plays” are designed to provide punchy, timely reactions to our current political climate that engage in criticism with that characteristic Northern Irish self-deprecation; if we didn’t laugh we’d cry. The play offers both relief from and engagement with the story that has dominated headlines over the last 3 years, and promises to be a hugely entertaining night regardless of your political knowledge. In this bite-sized format, there’s never been a better time to experience the theatre for yourself.
Accidental Theatre itself makes use of the refurbished Northern Bank on 12-13 Shaftesbury Square, constantly pushing the boundaries of fringe theatre and offering a brilliant space for new and upcoming talent. With uncertainty around the arts looming in light of Brexit, supporting your local art venues has never been more important, and they have never had so much to offer back to the community.
The Theatre will also be open half an hour before hand allowing customers to take advantage of the cosy and unique Book Bar. Buy a book and receive a free drink! Further details are listed below.
Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May 2019
8:00pm (Doors 7:30pm)
Accidental Theatre, 12-13 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast, BT2 7DB
028 9032 5881