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‘Timeless’ Winston Churchill play to be performed at Romford’s Brookside Theatre

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 April 2018

The Public Interest will be performed at the Brookside Theatre in Romford. Picture: Mark Sepple

The Public Interest will be performed at the Brookside Theatre in Romford. Picture: Mark Sepple

Mark Sepple

A play which is said to have a “timeless quality” as it analyses decisions made by former prime minister Winston Churchill, will be performed next month.

The Public Interest, starring Clifford Hume and written by Kenton Hall, will be shown at the Brookside Theatre, Eastern Road, Romford, on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26.

Clifford said: “I am very much looking forward to performing again at the Brookside, I performed some of the first shows there back in 2012 and I also provide the front of house voice overs.

“I have been an enthusiastic supporter of both Jai and Harri Sepple [owners of the Brookside Theatre] in their endeavours to provide Romford and the surrounding area with a first class, professional venue.”

The show is based on conversations between Churchill and his friend and long-time physician Lord Moran about what should be included in a potentially damaging memoir of their time together.

As it is set in 1965 after Churchill has died, the “conversations” take place in Lord Moran’s mind as he questions what is in the public interest to publish.

Mr Hume had the idea for the show four years ago and decided to ask his friend Mr Hall to draft up a script for the production.

They are now hoping that their first performances at the Romford venue will “springboard” to a UK tour.

ACTOR said: “The Public Interest may be set in 1965, but it has a timeless quality.

“It examines issues that are as relevant now as they were then.

“The play has drama, comedy, pathos and heart and should appeal to all ages.

“You don’t need to know 20th century history to appreciate this piece as our two characters will guide you through the journey of Churchill and his physician of 25 years, from their first meeting to the end.”

Ticket prices for The Public Interest at the Brookside Theatre start from £13.

To book your tickets, call 01708 755 775 or visit brooksidetheatre.com

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