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The Liberty of Norton Folgate

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 February 2013

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.

Credits

Himself
Suggs
Himself
Chas Smith
Himself
Mike Barson
Gazi
Vincent Ebrahim
Sitara
Pooja Ghai
Aki
Avin Shah
Sunshine
Danny Sapani
Jess
Stephanie Racine
Ralph
Patrick Brennan
Hughie
Adam Nagaitis
Connor
Paul Stonehouse
Iona
Eleanor Crooks
Writer
Mark Davies Markham
Director
Jeremy Mortimer

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