The Turbine Theatre presents

MTFest UK 2021: Tony! (A
Tony Blair Rock Opera)

Mon 14 - Sun 20 Jun 2021

Synopsis

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Part of the MTFest UK Digital Tour 2021

A reckless reappraisal of the life of former Bad Rumours front man and Britain’s first pop Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

The story of how one man went from peace loving, long haired hippy and would-be pop star to warmongering multimillionaire in just a couple of decades.

An hilarious tragedy of political intrigue, religion, power and romance that plays fast and loose with the facts, owing as much to Citizen Kane as it does to The Marx Brothers – Karl and Groucho .

Throw in a cast of larger-than-life characters – Cherie Blair, Princess Diana, John Prescott, Peter Mandelson, Alistair Campbell, Osama Bin Laden, George W Bush, Saddam Hussein, Gordon Brown and of course that dodgy dossier.

All set to rockin’ tunes.

CAST:

Jenna Boyd (Come From Away/Wind In The Willows) – Prescott
Scott Garnham (Nativity The Musical/Billy Elliot) – Tony
Gemma Knight Jones (Falsettos/The Lion King) – Princess Di
Marie Lawrence (Toast/The Understudy) – Cherie
Simon Lipkin (Nativity The Musical/Guys & Dolls) – Mandy
Nicola Sloane (Our Town/Love In Idleness) – Mrs Blair
Paul Thornley (Harry Potter & The Cursed Child) – Kinnock

 

USEFUL INFORMATION
The streaming and ticketing for this online event is being managed by Ticket Co, on behalf of The Turbine Theatre.

After booking a ticket, you will be sent a link to watch the show online. This link will come in an email and by text. Please note that the links are unique to each booker and can only be used on one device; they cannot be shared.

The streams can be watched on a computer, laptop, tablet or phone. Ticket Co also has Google and Apple TV plugins, meaning that you can also watch the show on your TV. For more details on how to do this, please click here.

MTFestUK is a yearly festival that promotes the best in new musical theatre. The 2 week long festival allows 8 new and emerging pieces of musical theatre to be presented in a workshop setting in front of a live audience. The presentations therefore are by no means complete and actors will use scripts, limited props etc. This is a deliberate choice to allow the writing team the opportunity to work on the material before projects move into full production.

Tickets

£12.50

Credits & Acknowledgments

Book and Lyrics by Harry Hill and Steve Brown
Music by Steve Brown

Director Peter Rowe
Musical Director Sarah Travis

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