The Bombing of The Grand Hotel
Directed by Paul Hodson
Produced by N/A
THE BOMBING OF THE GRAND HOTEL
The attempted assassination of Margaret Thatcher in Brighton, 1984 and the unlikely relationship it triggered.
MON 13 APR to SAT 2 MAY
1984. The height of Thatcher's power.
30lbs of gelignite rip through six floors of the Grand Hotel Brighton, shattering the Tory party conference. The most shocking attack on the British Government since Guy Fawkes.
This visceral new history play tells the story of the unlikely relationship between Pat Magee, who planted the bomb, and Jo Berry, whose father was killed in the blast. Can they really start to see the world through one another's eyes?
The Bombing Of The Grand Hotel is written jointly by Julie Everton and Josie Melia, directed by Paul Hodson and produced by Wildspark Theatre and The Cockpit.
Researched with the support of Jo Berry and Pat Magee, the play is a thought provoking and moving exploration of the political pressures and personal triggers surrounding a key moment of extreme public violence within a continuing struggle for change.
When two worlds collide, what good can come of it?