A Modest Little Man

Ticket Sales Postponed Due To UK Lockdown

Picture by Mark Thomas

30th January – 7th February 2021 

Saturday 30th – 7.30pm
Sunday 31st – 4pm
Tuesday 2nd – 7.30pm
Wednesday 3rd – 7.30pm
Thursday 4th – 7.30pm
Friday 5th – 7.30pm
Saturday 6th – 3pm & 7.30pm
Sunday – 7th – 4pm

A comedy about the creator of the Welfare State
Written by Francis Beckett

May 1945. Britain celebrates victory and cheers Winston Churchill. The people who fought the war want a better world. But the Labour Party is led by a nonentity – “a modest little man with plenty to be modest about.” He says almost nothing. He sits in his grey suit and puffs his pipe. One wit remarked: “An empty taxi drew up and Clement Attlee got out.” How can the insignificant, passionless little Labour leader Clem Attlee possibly compete with Churchill?

What the critics said

“This is one of the most enjoyable fringe shows I have seen in ages”
“A very funny and at times moving account of Clement Attlee”
New Statesman
“Francis Beckett’s comic play, A Modest Little Man, offers a splendid illustration
of Attlee’s towering absence of ego”
Broadway World
“Beckett’s supreme achievement is to render all the affectionately drawn
key characters of the time accessible, engaging and inspiring”
Morning Star
“This is a thought-provoking piece that is distinctly aware of the importance
of remembering the past in difficult political climates”
“A terrific piece of work”
Alastair Stewart of ITN


Wednesday to Friday – £16 (£14 concessions)
Saturday / Sunday – £18 (£16 concessions)  

Ticket Sales Postponed Due To UK Lockdown