Cherie – My Struggle

Theatre (political, comedy)

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An intimate, gossipy memoir recounting Cherie’s amazing journey from an obscure Liverpool convent to the epicentre of power in Downing Street. She witnessed all the chief controversies of Tony Blair’s premiership and she delivers her private reflections on well-known figures such as Alistair Campbell, the Queen, Margaret Thatcher, Carole Caplin, Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott, Gordon Brown and her dad, the soap star, Tony Booth.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access from entry to the lift, then short route from lift to the room.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Neil Weatherall 55 days ago

A delight from start to finish. Warm, engaging, frequently laugh-out-loud funny - and unexpectedly generous. Highly recommended.

Nick Fenton 59 days ago

As others have said, a polished performance that is well written and observed. Highly recommended, a great way to start the day!

Rick 62 days ago

Agree with previous good reviews. Worth seeing. Excellent acting script and humour.

Victor Stanton 63 days ago

Bought last minute and really enjoyed. Well written and presented and a great insight

Wendy Wastnidge 65 days ago

So pleased that we saw this show. Such a polished performance by Mary Ryder and razor sharp writing. Anyone who lived through the Thatcher to Blair era will appreciate this witty monologue.

Roger Kay 66 days ago

In a Fringe with an overwhelming amount of choice, this is a hidden gem. Mary Ryder is engaging throughout. She tells her story with poignancy and humour.
The writing is meticulously researched and razor sharp.
Cannot recommend more highly.

Carola Martin-Smith 68 days ago

fantastic acting. gripped from the beginning to the end.

Lucy Everett 69 days ago

Flawless performance. Engaging throughout. Subtle with irony woven in. Recommend.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 54 days ago

A one-woman character study of Cherie Blair, the British QC and wife of the former Prime Minister Tony Blair, seems destined to pale by comparison amid a Fringe which elsewhere features a show by Mrs Blair's real-life half-sister. ...

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The Student Newspaper (4/5 stars) 55 days ago

Cherie – My Struggle is a play about politics, but it isn’t a political play. It pokes fun at powerful people, but it isn’t overtly satirical. It is a simple piece, a monologue less than an hour long with no set design or stage trickery, but it is certainly one worth seeing. [...] Cherie benefits from sharp writing and a superb performance from Mary Ryder.

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 62 days ago

In 2005, Lloyd Evans – with his then fellow Spectator theatre critic Toby Young – wrote an enjoyable farce sending up the high-profile sexual intrigue at the magazine. The dramatis personae included Boris J (obviously), deputy editor Petronella Wyatt, columnist Rod Liddle, David Blunkett (then Home Secretary) and Michael Howard...

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The List (3/5 stars) 68 days ago

Unfocused look at the life of Cherie Blair...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 68 days ago

Cherie Blair has been somewhat of an enigma. Unpopular in the press, society mistakenly dismiss her as ‘Tony Blair’s wife’ or ‘Tony Booth’s daughter’. They vilify her clothes, her hair, her friends, her politics. And in this production, Lloyd Evans has created a masterstroke of ingenuity which presents historical and...

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