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Mike Bartlett - The Right Honourable

4 Extra Debut. The youngest MP in the House of Commons is drawn into a web of political intrigue which tests everything she stands for. Stars Alexandra Roach and Peter Firth.

By Mike Bartlett. Nerys Jones, at 28, is the youngest MP in the House of Commons. In her first week she signs up for an introductory tour of Parliament and is surprised to find her tour guide is a very senior politican. At first he seems to be playing some sort of game and she's not sure what it is, but soon she is drawn into a web of intrigue which tests everything she stands for.

Starring Peter Firth and Alexandra Roach (the young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady), this is fresh political storytelling from Mike Bartlett, one of the most thought-provoking playwrights in Britain today. His TV series, The Town (December 2012), was nominated for a Breakthrough Talent BAFTA. His 2013 play Bull received excellent reviews at the Sheffield Crucible and transferred to New York. His 2012 dramatisation of Chariots of Fire directed by Ed Hall at Hampstead had an extended season in the West End.

Directed by Claire Grove
Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Nerys Alexandra Roach
Mark Peter Firth
Giles Anton Lesser
Steve Alun Raglan
Paul Gerard McDermott
Andrew Paul Bazely
Constituent Di Botcher
Writer Mike Bartlett
Director Claire Grove
Producer Clive Brill

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