A sharp, witty satire on sex, sovereignty and shilly-shallying, In or Out is set in an office deep in the House of Commons, where Annie and Jim, MPs on opposite sides of the House, argue about whether and how to jump off the fence, peering into the future while haunted by their shared past.
As the real-life referendum debate degenerates into an ugly brawl, this timely comedy throws ambition, indecision and passion into the ring. Which way will the country go? Where will that leave an ambitious MP after the vote, as the slung mud dries out? Annie is a new Tory MP, fresh into the House after a career at the Bar, while Labour stalwart Jim is an old hand at heated debates in the Members Bar. They argued student politics at university, across the pillow, and now they find themselves at it again in more ways than one. But decisions made now could wreak havoc across Europe as well as their own lives. In or Out is the question, but will Annie give Jim the answers he craves?
Starring Stuart Laing (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time; Peckham, the Soap Opera at the Royal Court; Hundreds & Thousands at the Soho, and as Rob Minter in Eastenders), and Caroline Loncq, (Broken Glass at the Vaudeville; Scorched at the Old Vic Tunnels, and most recently Anna Marshbrook in Vera).
Written by Caroline Loncq and directed by Simon Kunz, In or Out is the first production by Theatre of Discontent, a new company based in East London.
Dates: Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th,
& Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd June
The Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane
Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ
Tickets: £7 in advance from
http://bridewelltheatre.co.uk or £9 on the door.