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Mark Davies Markham - The Liberty of Norton Folgate

4 Extra Debut. Inspired by, and starring members of, Madness - a tale of London's melting pot of cultures and ensuing struggles. From 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.

1 hour


Role Contributor
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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