A new comedy by Imran Yusuf

Playing at The Theatre

Wed 21st-Sat 24th Aug

Frazzled Prime Minister, Clare Scarsdale, is back home for what might be the last time. She is happily embracing multiculturalism one Bombay Dry Gin at a time, when her chances of a relaxing Election Eve are shattered by unexpected guests. Her “domestic” policy choices soon take centre-stage as the news-cycle and spin-cycle compete to manage a fast evolving laundry-basket of issues. 

Let’s face it, with enemies like hers, who needs family?

Imran Yusuf is from London and has attended the Royal Court Young Writers Programme and the Forum of Young European Playwrights in Wiesbaden. His plays have received staged readings at the Bush, Arcola and Leicester Square theatres. An early work, Stumped, won the first ever national playwriting prize in Pakistan and played in Karachi, Delhi, Kolkata and Melbourne.


Cast & Creative


John - Mark Extance

Akhtar - Hassan Maarfi

Nina - Maria Ruddick

Claire - Sue Ruddick


Directed by Katharine Farmer

Produced by Paul O'Leary on behalf of OPM Productions Limited

Set and Costume by Caitlin Abbott

Assistant Designer Roisin Martindale

Special thanks to Simon Ruddick and Keith Orton

Ticketing Info

Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd August, 7.45pm

Saturday 24th August, 2.30pm & 7.45pm

Tickets: £14, £12 concs, £7.50 under 26s

Prices include any booking fees.

Friends Priority Booking:

Booking for Friends of The Theatre opens at 10am on 1st April 2019. Please book in person or call the Box Office on 01608 642350.

We hope to offer online priority booking for friends later in 2019. 


Running time - 1hr 15 mins

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