Tony Blair has announced a May 5 election and the campaigning and spin doctoring has begun in earnest. But do we, the voters, care? Many people would rather vote for Pop Idol and Big Brother than Tony Blair or Michael Howard, and pollsters are predicting that only 17% of first-time voters will bother to exercise their constitutional rights in the forthcoming election. In an effort to arrest the spread of voter apathy, Greewich is spending a week exploring the nature of all things political.
Monday 11 April at 8pm
British Youth Council in association with Greenwich Theatre presents
Politics On Trial
Featuring contributions from Labour Students, Conservative Future, Liberal Democrats Youth & Students and Guardian journalist Anushka Asthana.
Tickets: £5 (Free to under 26s)
Tuesday 12 April at 8pm
Greenwich Theatre presents
The Teacher – written by Moira Buffini, performed by Sarah Mowat
Unsecured – written by Gregory Burke; performed by Nasser Memarzia.
Revival of two monologues originally performed as part of the National Theatre’s National Headlines programme, followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised.
Tickets: £8 (£5)
Wednesday 13 April at 8pm
Robert Newman in
Apocalypso Now or From P45 To AK47 – How To Grow The Economy With The Use Of War
Acclaimed comedian Robert Newman comes to Greenwich with his new show.
Tickets: £12 (£8)
Thursday 14 April at 8pm
Institute Of Ideas and Greenwich Theatre presents
Where Is The real Opposition? The arts and media: a new home for politics?
Chaired by Claire Fox, with panellists including Emma B, Van Badham, Dolan Cummings, David Edgar, Andrew Gilligan and Blake Morrison.
Tickets: £8 (£5)
Friday 15 April at 7.30pm
BBC Radio 4 presents
Topical panel debate with questions submitted by the audience, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby and broadcast live on BBC Radio 4.
Tickets: Free – advance booking is essential