If Cherie Blair took to the stage to tell all, what would she say? Mary Ryder channel’s the former Prime Minister’s wife in Lloyd Evans’ acclaimed one-woman memoir Cherie – My Struggle. Can you see the resemblance? Check out our photos – and then get booking!
Cherie – My Struggle, the new stage play by Spectator parliamentary sketch writer Lloyd Evans, returns London’s White Bear Theatre for four performances only from 12 to 15 February 2020 ahead of a planned UK tour.
Cherie – My Struggle is an intimate, gossipy memoir recounting an amazing personal journey from an obscure Liverpool convent to the epicentre of power in Downing Street.
Barrister, mother, prime ministerial consort and all-round superwoman, Cherie Blair has never received the appreciation she deserves. Before Cherie arrived, the PM’s spouse was a marginal or anonymous figure. She put the role on the world stage. In Cherie – My Struggle, she comes across as a warm, smart, clear-headed working mum, fiercely loyal to her family and to her party.
She recounts the chief events of the New Labour years, from the landslide victory of May 1997 to the calamity of the Iraq war in 2003. And she delivers her uncensored reflections on the Queen, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Anne, Alistair Campbell, Carole Caplin, Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and Gordon Brown.
Cherie – My Struggle runs from 12 to 15 February 2020 at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ, with performances at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £10-£15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
In the one-woman play, Mary Ryder reprises her performance as Cherie. Ryder’s other recent credits include The Governess, Dead, Relatively Speaking, Twelfth Night, The Norman Conquests, Romeo & Juliet, September in the Rain, A Kind of Alaska, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Country Wife and A Night Out onstage; and Hollyoaks, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Doctors onscreen.