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Monday, 3 October 2016

Preview: Tony’s Last Tape at Durham Gala Theatre





Based on the diaries of Tony Benn

Philip Bretherton in
Tony's Last Tape
Photo: Robert Day
Tony’s Last Tape
Durham Gala Theatre
Friday 7th October 2016

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Philip Bretherton in Tony's Last Tape
Photo: Robert Day
Based on the famous political diaries of Tony Benn, one of Britain’s most respected, celebrated and controversial politicians, Tony’s Last Tape, by Andy Barrett, examines the struggle of a man who realises that maybe it is time to withdraw from the fight, to let others take over, but just doesn’t quite know how. 
Philip Bretherton in
Tony's Last Tape
Photo: Robert Day
For more than 50 years, Tony Benn has recorded everything that happened to and around him, and as the years passed so the burden of this documentation has grown. Today he has decided to make his last tape...

Philip Bretherton in Tony's Last Tape
Photo: Robert Day
Tony’s Last Tape, starring Philip Bretherton as Tony Benn, was a sold-out success when it premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in 2015, followed by a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the same year.

Philip Bretherton in
Tony's Last Tape
Photo: Robert Day
In 2016, Tony’s Last Tape will embark on a UK tour, and will be at the Gala Theatre, Durham on Friday 7th October.

Giles Croft, Director, said: “When we embarked on Tony’s Last Tape as a studio project in 2015 we couldn’t have foreseen how it would capture people’s imagination.
Philip Bretherton in Tony's Last Tape
Photo: Robert Day
The plan for a few performances in Nottingham has already expanded to include successful runs in London and Edinburgh before taking it on this national tour.    It’s a clear indication that Tony Benn’s story, Philip Bretherton’s terrific performance and Andy Barrett’s funny and moving script have combined to create a brilliant piece of theatre.”

Philip Bretherton in Tony's Last Tape
Photo: Robert Day
Cast & Creatives:
Tony’s Last Tape by Andy Barrett
A Nottingham Playhouse production
Directed by Giles Croft
Designed by Rachel Jacks
Sound & Lighting Designer Martin Curtis

Starring Philip Bretherton as Tony Benn       


Tickets:
Tony’s Last Tape comes to Durham Gala Theatre on Friday 7th October 2016
Box Office Telephone: 03000 266 600







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