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An outrageously funny satire on modern politics, New Labour and the fine art of spin Alistair Beaton's hilarious play, part farce, part biting satire, is set in the plush seaside hotel of a party conference. As anti-capitalist riots rage in the streets below, sinister and obsessive press secretary Eddie and young speech-writing aide Paul are trying to finalise the PM's conference speech. But Eddie's manipulative skills are to be tested far more by the scandal that George, dim-witted lord and close friend of the PM, gradually reveals - not helped by the arrival of Eddie's ex-wife and investigative journalist, Liz."Left me sobbing with laughter" (The Times)"Alistair Beaton rediscovers and restores the lost art of political satire in this hilariously timely portrait of new Labour fibbing and deceiving" (Benedict Nightingale, The Times)"Political satire was joyfully restored to the stage last night ...A satirical treat to savour" (Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413771445
ISBN-10: 041377144X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alistair Beaton

As well as reporting from party conferences for BBC News and writing sketches for Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News, Alistair Beaton was also temporarily employed as chief gag writer for Go rdon Brown. He is author of The Little Book of Bollocks, The Little Book of New Labour Bollocks and The Little Book of Management Bollocks.

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