First Performance 08/09/2009
Closing 11/10/2009
Running Time 1h30

2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, 18 years in power, are defeated as New Labour sweeps into government. From the euphoria and despair, three deeply personal stories emerge.

Tory MP Robert prepares to attend the count. With defeat looming large, he fears becoming a forgotten man while his wife Marie counts the cost of her own personal sacrifice to politics. Lib Dem footsoldier Ian is no hero, but party crasher Sarah is determined to make him one. Best mates Jake and Will wake up to a new world order and try to memorise the cabinet before their Politics A Level class. Jake dreams of Number 10. Will dreams of Jake.

2nd May 1997 playwright Jack Thorne’s other plays include When You Cure Me (Bush theatre), Burying Your Brother In The Pavement (NT Connections) and Stacy (National Theatre of Scotland and Arcola theatre). His debut feature film, The Scouting Book For Boys, is due for release later this year.

Following its run at the Bush theatre, 2nd May 1997 will tour to Watford, Colchester and Manchester.

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