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The Liberty of Norton Folgate

London's rich past as a melting pot of cultures is one of the themes of Madness's 2009 album - The Liberty of Norton Folgate, which has inspired Mark Davies Markham's play. Gazi and Sitara have been serving full English breakfasts at the Union Café on London's Norton Folgate for thirty years. But now the council have served a demolition order, and it looks as if their son Aki's girlfriend's father, Ralph Burke, is behind the plan to develop the site. No one is going to let the Union go without a fight, and soon Gazi and Sitara find that they have the support of pop royalty in the form of Suggs, Chas Smith and Mike Barson from Madness.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

Mark Davies Markham writes scripts for TV, theatre and radio. 'Taboo' the West End musical he wrote for Boy George was nominated for an Olivier Award . 'Eric' his recent play for the Liverpool Everyman was also about the music industry.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 4 Jul 2015 14:30


Role Contributor
HimselfChas Smith
HimselfMike Barson
GaziVincent Ebrahim
SitaraPooja Ghai
AkiAvin Shah
SunshineDanny Sapani
JessStephanie Racine
RalphPatrick Brennan
HughieAdam Nagaitis
ConnorPaul Stonehouse
IonaEleanor Crooks
WriterMark Davies Markham
DirectorJeremy Mortimer

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