feed the beast
by Steve Thompson, directed by Jeremy Walls
30 November – 2 December 2017
A fiercely funny look at the rocky relations between our press and politicians in a world of spin doctors and phone hacking.
Michael is moving into 10 Downing Street and there will be no charm offensives with this Prime Minister, not with a country to run. There’s no time for lunches with the press while there are children living in poverty. And there’s certainly no time to comment on a minister’s illicit affair while the country needs more nurses.
But when his family’s private life looks set to be the next big story, Michael seeks help from a press secretary who advises, “Feed the beast before it turns on you.” Can Michael keep politics centre stage or will he become the big story himself?