Democracy is reviewed by Alfred Hickling for The Guardian during it’s run at The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield earlier this year. Democracy is now previewing at The Old Vic, London.
Alfred Hickling gives this play a 4* review, commenting:-
Great dramas reinvent their context. Back in 2003, the play was read as an allegory of New Labour, in which Brandt set the template for ditching socialism in favour of “drinking champagne from actress’s slippers”. Nearly 10 years later, Paul Miller’s revival appears to be a parable about the insidious compromise of coalition government, as members of Brandt’s minority administration palpably seethe at the indignity of being tied to the Liberals: “That leaking tub of a party sinking towards oblivion.
To read the whole review go to The Guardian.