(Graham’s play appeared in the Guardian, 7/18.)
In a new play written for the Guardian, the award-winning writer of political smashes This House and The Vote goes inside the Brexit bunker as its sweaty-palmed task force prepare to trigger Article 50
Minister for Brexit Male, 40s, Tory MP
Permanent Secretary Female, 50s, from the Cabinet Office
Dale Special adviser, 30s
Erica Special adviser, 30s
Whitehall, London, 2016. Night time.
The offices of the hastily established Ministry for Brexit. A large map of Europe on the back wall. A screen showing global market activity.
The newly appointed Minister for Brexit is greeting his team of young-ish Spads, Erica and Dale, alongside the department’s new Permanent Secretary.
Minister (looking around) Christ, why are we in this mess?
Dale It’s what people voted for.