Nick Clegg Is Nicked: The Hip Hop, Tip Top, Flip Flop Sop
The show uses urban moosik to record the creation of the coalition after the 2010 general election up to the referendum on the Alternative Vote.
Says the play’s artistic director, Steven Atkinson:
“There’s almost something Hamlet-esque about Nick Clegg, he’s trapped in an impossible situation and that makes for great drama.”
Impossible? Surely, he means to say improbable.
Jason Langley, who plays Call Me Nick, adds that rap is apt because
“They are constantly torn between the violence and sexism and drugs and gangster lifestyle on the streets and wanting to lead a better lifestyle. Sometimes the system does not allow you to do that and there’s definitely a reflection of that in the play.”
Torn between drugs, sexism and wanting to be better??! And you thought shagging Clegg and puffing Cameron proved that you can have it all and carry on regardless…
The show stars: (right to left) Jason Langley (Nick Clegg), Sam Hodges (David Cameron), Ashley Lilley (Samantha Cameron) and Alexander Delamere (Gordon Brown).