PIP UTTON: CHURCHILL

PIP UTTON: CHURCHILL

24th October 2012


“All men are worms. I believe I am a glow worm!”.

Big Ben chimes and strikes thirteen; a magical time when once a year for just over an hour the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, London, England, comes alive and descends from his plinth to indulge himself with a glass of scotch, a cigar and listening to himself talk.

He talks of his childhood, his parents, his education, his marriage, his painting and writing, his appetites and of course he talks of his many years at the centre of the world political stage especially during two world wars.

Pip Utton’s new play is not an attempt to decide on Churchill’s greatness. This is not an attempt to judge. This is just 70 minutes spent in the entertaining company of the man whose life spanned two centuries and saw the decline of the British Empire. The man who was Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland twice, whose paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy, who won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1953, who in 1963 was made the first honorary citizen of the United States and who in 2002 in a BBC poll was voted the Greatest Briton in history.

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”

Tickets £6 / £3.50 concs
Doors 7.30pm, show starts 8pm

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