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Juliet Gilkes Romero

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Upper Cut

Karen is a rising star in British politics, but on the eve of a general election she risks her career and reputation on a bitter and contentious fight over whether to allow short lists for black Parliamentary candidates. Deselected by her party and betrayed by the men she loves Karen must embark on a relentless road to power and political redemption. Provocative and raw, Upper Cut unravels the fight for diversity and black representation through coalition politics and the hope and rebirth of New Labour. This is a play that takes a deep dive delve into the troubled heart of a Labour party struggling under the might of Margaret Thatcher’s Tory party revolution. Upper Cut is inspired by true political events.

5/5
“A powerful, heartfelt work that shows why Juliet Gilkes Romero is one of Britain’s most exciting and original playwrights.”