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2nd May 1997

By Jack Thorne

Tickets £6

Cut outs of paper stars alongside an election ballot.

University of Oxford Student Season: Michaelmas Term 2021

Three political parties, three love stories, one night.

2nd May 1997 is about the 1997 UK General Election in which Tony Blair won his infamous landslide victory, defeating the Conservative Party after almost 18 years in power. Kind of. But it’s also about gender, marriage, sex, trauma, and teenage crushes.

This exciting ‘political play without the politics’ by Jack Thorne (Skins, His Dark Materials) offers up insightful parallels with the present and brings back a wave of cultural nostalgia. With something for everyone, the triptych comes to Oxford for the first time this November.

This amateur production of “2nd May 1997” is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

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