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Behind Corridors of Power
AuthorWADDINGTON-FEATHER, John - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
Synopsis "Behind Corridors of Power." A full-length play satirising politics, especially educational politics, and current political figures. The play also looks at life from the perspective of a high-ranking politician’s wife whose husband unknown to her has had a series of affairs, one with his diary secretary, whilst at Westminster. The comedy stems from the goings-on in the Minister of Education's Office.
InformationSuitable for Under-16s to see
Cast7F 6M (minimum 10)
Daisy, cleaner in Jack Leggitt's office Lily, Younger cleaner. Sir Reginald Kilby, senior civil servant in the Ministry of Education Jack Leggitt, newly appointed Minister of Education Christopher Forrest, Chief Inspector of Schools Wendy Weir, Jack Leggitt's diary secretary Bessie Leggitt, Jack Leggitt's wife Peter Masterson, Prime Minister Doris, housekeeper at the Leggitts' cottage Dr Sally Walsh, the Leggitts' daughter Timothy Smart, Deputy Chief Inspector of Schools. Bob Leggitt, the Leggitts' son Kate O'Driscoll, Bob Leggitt's fiancee
ProductionThe Minister of Education's Office The Leggitts' country cottage The Prime Minister's Office (similar to Jack Leggitt's Office)
StatusAvailable for performance
ISBN978 1 84175 245 7
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John Waddington-Feather
John Waddington-Feather belongs to the West Yorkshire ‘school’ of writers. His children’s novel, Quill’s Adventures in Grozzieland, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 1989, and his verse-play, Garlic Lane, won the Burton Award in 1999. In 2002 he was awarded the American DeWitt Romig Prize for his poetry. He co-directs the small-press imprint Feather Books and edits The Poetry Church poetry quarterly. He was the first chairman of the J.B.Priestley Society and is now a vice-president. In 1985 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Born in 1933 in Keighley, he attended Keighley Boys’ Grammar School and graduated in English at Leeds University in 1954. Over the past few years his wide range of books has attracted a growing number of readers in many countries, more recently in translation in Russia and Ukraine.

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