Socialist Worker


by Keith McKenna
Issue No. 2265

Now playing as part of the Edinburgh Festival, Dust imagines a day in 2011 when Margaret Thatcher has died.

Miners’ leader Arthur Scargill is visited in his Barbican flat by Lawrence, a militant from the great strike of 1984-5.

The action shifts between the Barbican flat and a Doncaster maisonette where care worker, and former miner, Chris hears he is one of 700 council workers to be laid off.

The performance is sympathetic, moving and sometimes funny.

Directed by Ade Morris
New Town Theatre, Edinburgh
until 28 August, then touring

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Tue 16 Aug 2011, 17:55 BST
Issue No. 2265
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