Alistair Beaton's wonderful new play, part farce, part biting satire, is set in the plush seaside hotel of a party conference. As anti-capitalist riots rage in the streets below, sinister and obsessive press secretary Eddie and young speech-writing aide Paul are trying to finalize the PM's conference speech. But Eddie's manipulative skills are to be tested far more by the scandal that George, dim-witted lord and close friend of the PM, gradually reveals--not helped by the arrival of Eddie's ex-wife and investigative journalist, Liz. "This is a play for our time."--John Peter, "Sunday Times" "Political satire was joyfully restored to the stage last night ... A satirical treat to savor."--Nicholas de Jongh, "Evening Standard" "Hurray for a political comedy that is actually funny."--Michael Coveney, "Daily Mail"