2nd May 1997
Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848420809Publication Date:
10 Sep 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780013329Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 2009

2nd May 1997

By Jack Thorne

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A smouldering play about escaping the past, seizing the present and owning the future.

2nd May 1997. An historic victory. The Tories, eighteen 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 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 with a new world order to memorise before their A-level Politics class. Jake dreams of Number 10. Will dreams of Jake.

Jack Thorne's play 2nd May 1997 was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, in September 2009 in a co-production with nabokov theatre company, in association with Watford Palace Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester.

2nd May 1997 is also available in the collection Jack Thorne Plays: One.

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'Rising playwright Jack Thorne takes us back in time with such quiet profundity and verve you get a burst of inspiration to match the uplift of those distant days'


'Richly rewarding... playwright Jack Thorne elegantly refracts the early hours of Blair through three very different relationships... A superb 90 minutes'

Evening Standard
Paperback,80 pages ISBN: 9781848420809Publication Date:
10 Sep 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781780013329Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£11.99 £9.59You save £2.40 (20%)

Also by Jack Thorne:

Burying Your Brother in the Pavement
Fanny and Faggot
the end of history...
CripTales: Six Monologues
After Life
Let the Right One In
The Solid Life of Sugar Water
When You Cure Me
The Motive and the Cue
A Christmas Carol
Stacy & Fanny and Faggot: two plays
When Winston Went to War with the Wireless
Whiff Whaff
Jack Thorne Plays: One
Red Car, Blue Car
Jack Thorne Plays: Two

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