Whipping It Up

Cast: 2f 4m

Staging: Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854599575Publication Date:
9 Nov 2006
Size: 197mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Bush Theatre, London, 2006, & West End, 2007, starring Richard Wilson

Whipping It Up

By Steve Thompson

Paperback £8.99£7.19

A quick-witted satirical farce set in the Whips' office at Westminster.

It's a week before Christmas, and the new Tory government is facing dissent over its latest Bill. With a majority of only three, the Whips' office is out in full force, and they'll stop at nothing to keep the strays in line.

But they're in for a long night: boy scouts are rioting in Whitehall, the PM's golfing with the President, five Tory rebels are on the loose and the Chief Whip's playing at Santa – could this be the beginnings of a leadership challenge?

Whipping It Up is a fast-moving switchback of a play, with more twists and double-bluffs than a poker game between conmen.

Press Quotes

'the sharpest new comedy of the year'

Telegraph

'pungent... the funniest political satire since Alistair Beaton's Feelgood'

Guardian

'a vitriolic political comedy that makes the average alligator pond look like a health spa'

Sunday Times

Cast: 2f 4m

Staging:Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854599575Publication Date:
9 Nov 2006
Size: 197mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Steve Thompson:

Feed the Beast
Roaring Trade
No Naughty Bits

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