Michael Heseltine Makes Stage Debut???
Date: 2 August 2002
Inspired by his old Labour foe Tony Benn, former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine is set to make drama out of politics. According to The Stage newspaper, he’ll present a memoirs-based one-man show at the West End’s Old Vic theatre on 24 November 2002, with further dates, a tour and a 2003 Edinburgh Fringe engagement possible if it goes down well. Heseltine was a member of Margaret Thatcher’s government cabinet, challenging the Iron Lady for leadership of the Conservative party (and losing) and eventually walking out in 1985. Having always had somewhat of a theatrical reputation amongst the press, Heseltine's decision to launch the show will come as no great surprise. The solo piece will be produced by Clive Conway, who was also behind Benn's stage success.
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