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Stephen Unwin to direct world premiere of Tim Walker's new play Bloody Difficult Women at Riverside Studios

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Stephen Unwin will direct the world premiere of Tim Walker’s new play Bloody Difficult Women at Riverside Studios.

The piece charts the events behind the Brexit court case Gina Miller brought against Theresa May in 2016 and what has ensued.

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Wind of Change, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, have announced that Stephen Unwin’s production will open at Riverside Studios on 1 March 2022 at 7:30PM, with previews from 24 February, running to 26 March.

The cast will feature Calum Finlay (Max Guilden), Amara Karan (Gina Miller), Edmund Kingsley (Alan Miller), Graham Seed (Sir Hugh Rosen), Jessica Turner (Theresa May) and Andrew Woodall (Paul Dacre)

The creative team includes designer Nicky Shaw, lighting designer David Howe and sound designer John Leonard.

Tim Walker said: “There are a lot of people who do not want this play to be staged, and, in all honesty, I couldn’t give a damn.

“I’m determined to see it go on, no matter what, as it is about so much more than a courtroom showdown between two determined women. It explains how we’ve got ourselves into this bloody awful mess. It is a play that is not so much angry, as incandescent with rage.”

Tim Walker’s brand-new drama sees the tumultuous political events of recent years played out in a power struggle between two determined women.

His intensely human account of the court case Mrs Miller brought against Mrs May makes for revealing and often very funny theatre, but ultimately it’s a tragedy, where there are no winners, only losers.

Walker brings the story bang up to date in a dramatic finale which says so much about the deep divisions we still have in our country.

Tickets are on sale now from riversidestudios.co.uk.

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