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A Modest Little Man

A Modest Little ManMy new play, A Modest Little Man, is at Bread and Roses in Clapham, 15-26 January.

May 1945. Britain celebrates victory and cheers Winston Churchill.

The men and women who fought the war want a better world.

But the Labour Party is led by a nonentity – “a modest little man with plenty to be modest about.”

He says almost nothing. He sits in his grey suit and puffs his pipe.

One wit remarked: “An empty taxi drew up and Clement Attlee got out.”

How can the insignificant little Labour leader win an election against the great Churchill, and create a welfare state in a war-ravaged economy?

Performances from 15 to 26 January, Tuesday-Saturday at 7.30 pm.

Tickets: £12 | Concessions: £10

Tickets from and 020 8050 3025

Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street, London SW4 6DZ

Tube: Clapham North, Clapham Common (Northern Line)

Overground: Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road

Buses: 50, 88, 155, 322, 345, N155 (Closest stop, St Luke’s Avenue)

Street parking (metered) is available in Clapham Manor


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