Riverside Studios is to stage a brand new play inspired by the famous court case brought against Prime Minister Theresa May and the government in 2016 next month. Bloody Difficult Women by Tim Walker is to begin previews on February 24th, with an official opening night scheduled for March 1st. Performances of the play will run until March 26th.
Bloody Difficult Women charts the numerous power struggles and political events between the ex-Prime Minister Theresa May and anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller which ended up in court over Article 50, the UK’s exit clause from the EU.
Playwright Tim Walker commented on the new work saying: “There are a lot of people who do not want this play to be staged, and, in all honesty, I couldn’t give a damn. I’m determined to see it go on, no matter what, as it is about so much more than a courtroom showdown between two determined women. It explains how we’ve got ourselves into this bloody awful mess. It is a play that is not so much angry, as incandescent with rage.”
Award-winning journalist and playwright Walker has previously worked with Gina Miller, advising her media strategy. Stephen Unwin will direct the play, with lighting by David Howe, with design by Nicky Shaw, and sound by John Leonard.
Casting for the roles of Gina Miller and Theresa May will be announced in due course.
Performances of Bloody Difficult Women will be at Riverside Studios from February 24th to March 26th.