Stella Europa: Who Speaks for Europe?
A Paperback edition by Ian Grant (May 21, 2015)
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Short Description: The play pits the growing popular support of the BIP against the assumptions and connections of the British political establishment. It pits a passionate belief in the peace of... Read more
The play pits the growing popular support of the BIP against the assumptions and connections of the British political establishment. It pits a passionate belief in the peace of Europe, reason, respect, understanding and dignity in public affairs against a passionate belief in 'Britain for the British, escape from Europe, our money, our jobs'. This is now, this is what is happening in the Spring of 2015. The BIP has momentum, the case for Britain in Europe is on the back foot, where's the passion? Stella Herbert, professor of philosophy, believes passionately in the values of Europe. Nicholas Formio, leader of the British Independence Party, targets the General Election in May 2015. Stella detests Formio's far-right politics and his disdain for Europe while consuming large sums of European taxpayers' money. Ally Erskine, one of her students, and John Dove, a charismatic poet/lecturer, urge her to stand for Parliament against Formio. Ally is bitter, feels demeaned by Stella; she does not know she loves John; John (the lover of Lady Mary, Stella's mother) has social pretensions but no money.Ally sucks John into the worlds of pornography and passport-trafficking, on the way ensnaring Laura Anscombe, rising TV presenter of current affairs.
Stella takes on Formio in the May 2015 election campaign and politics; sex and blackmail cause the political establishment and the new media underbelly to smash.
- Ian Grant
- Cornwall Editions Limited
- Publication date
- May 21, 2015
- Product dimensions
- 127 x 203 x 5mm
The first performance of Stella Europa was given on April 21St 2015 at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, London. The cast, in alphabetical order, was as follows: Jack Cameron - Ally Erskine / Lambros Fountoulis / Ted Barnes; Euan Forsyth - Robertson /Jimmy Kerridge; Steven Maddocks - Henry Anscombe; Isabelle Clara Mason - Laura Anscombe / Kristina Winberg lAngela Clissold; Laura Reeves - Beatrice Tremain / Tatiana / Amelia; Justin Stahley - Geert Wilders / John Dove / Jack Adams; Denise Stephenson - Marine Le Pen / Lady Mary Herbert / Celia Winstanley; Chris David Storer - Nicholas Formio; Anna Whitelock - Stella Herbert; Directed by Nathan Markiewicz; Executive Producer - Ian Grant; Associate Director - George Siena; Stage Manager - Zoe Clarke; Marketing copy and design - Steven Maddocks; Social media marketing - LittleGoId Online; Photography - David Sprecher; Stella Europa was produced by Creative Structure Ltd in association with Infinite Space Theatre.