Westminster Hour

Theatre (political, satire)

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  • Sweet Novotel - Novotel 1
  • 14:45
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Andy Paterson
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Scenes of Violence, Strong Language/Swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Westminster Hour: fatal consequences in this fast-paced and darkly comedic drama with unexpected twists. On the evening Home Secretary Archie Cornwall celebrates the passing of new, tougher sentencing for convicted paedophiles, a seemingly random shooting in South London leads a former lover to implicate Cornwall in a historic abuse case. But is he too powerful to fall – and who will be silenced to save him? From the writer of the cult play 3,000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Audience arrive at box office which is on street level. FOH call audience when the show is ready, audience go through double doors to foyer where all three performance spaces are. Audiences are directed to the correct room for their show. The accessible toilet is reached by using the lift in the box office area to the lower level. Any audience member who would like early access or first seating can mention this to box office staff when they arrive.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Chris G 29 days ago

In the spirit of all things political at the moment, this rather split our party: on the one hand, some of us were pleased to see a straightforward play delivered in a straightforward way - no video installations, experimental techniques or interactive shenanigans, just two committed, experienced actors delivering a well written political drama with enthusiasm and a sprinkling of panache. On the other hand, some felt that the subject matter - a morally bankrupt politician accused of sexual misconduct - was a bit old hat and the play had nothing new to say. You pays your money you makes your choice, but if you like it there’s a Westminster Hour Part 2 that features the same odious character.

William McKerracher 32 days ago

A great play in a small set between just two actors. The acting is great, you can feel the subtle undertones of the relationship between the two characters that make the more shocking moments of the play so effective. It ends on a rather dark, bittersweet note that is fully consistent the the themes of the play.
The half-light half-dark nature of the characters add to its satirical edge. The script always asks questions of us but never pushes them. It is very good drama overall.

Fiona A 33 days ago

A simple two-gander which was watchable but a little pedestrian for me.

Straight backta Leith 43 days ago

With excellent acting and a script and storyline that, due to real life events, is becoming more believable by the day, this two hander is entertaining, funny in parts and ultimately so plausible it’s terrifying. *****


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FringeReview 31 days ago

Part 1 of Westminster Hour sees us drop in on Home Secretary Archie Cornwall as he celebrates the passing of new, tougher sentencing for convicted paedophiles, when a seemingly random shooting in South London leads a former lover to implicate him in a past abuse case. But is he too...

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