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For 20 years and more, the running battle between Margaret Thatcher and Edward Heath both enthralled and appalled the British public. Now Maggie and Ted are back, on a West End stage.
Ted Heath. The first working-class leader of the Conservative Party. His ill-fated premiership had one lasting consequence: UK membership of the European Union.
Maggie Thatcher. The UK’s first female Prime Minister. Both reviled and admired, she ousted Ted Heath as party leader and turned the Conservative Party against Europe.
The bitter, hilarious feud between these colossal personalities opened up the schism over Europe that divided party and nation – and ultimately led to Brexit.
This play shines an intense – and sometimes uproariously funny – light on Maggie and Ted and the Birth of Brexit. Helped by a supporting cast of characters including Winston Churchill, Harold Wilson, Tony Benn, Denis Healey, Roy Jenkins – and even Boris!
Access description: Ramp up through double doors opening outwards into the Box Office. Box Office counter to the left. No steps through the foyer bar into the Dress Circle (1 step between rows). 24 steps down to the Stalls which has a fairly steep rake. 25 steps up then 8 down to the Upper Circle. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Auditorium opens 45mins before performance.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 8 headsets. Please ask an usher for a headset.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are welcome inside the auditorium or staff are happy to dog-sit. We can accomodate 2 dogs at a time. Dogs will be looked after in the manager’s office.
Disabled Access: Ramp into foyer with level access to Dress Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at E13-15. Transfer seating available to aisle seats for wheelchairs and scooters (4 transferees max).
Wheelchairs Toilets: No steps to the women’s to the right of the foyer bar, through 2 doors (approx. 84cm wide). This is usable by someone able to leave their wheelchair with assistance. No steps up to women’s at rear of Stalls, 18 steps down to the men’s; further women’s and men’s at Upper Circle level.