Cherie – My Struggle

10th – 14th September 7.30pm £12.50

Lumbago Theatre Co presents

Cherie – My Struggle.

A new political comedy, direct from Edinburgh.

‘Cherie My Struggle’ is an intimate, gossipy memoir recounting Cherie Blair’s amazing journey from an obscure Liverpool convent to the epicentre of power in Westminster.

Cherie spills the beans on the New Labour years and delivers her uncensored thoughts about Alistair Campbell, Carole Caplin, John Smith, Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott, the Queen, Princess Anne, Margaret Thatcher & Gordon Brown.

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Daily Mail ****

Daily Telegraph **** ‘stiletto-sharp’

Broadway Baby **** ‘A master-stroke of ingenuity … an intimate audience with one of the most formidable women of the 21st century.’

The National Student **** ‘Meticulously researched … a terrific fusion of authenticity and artifice. … This is a show full of jokes but one with a serious, thought-provoking undercurrent.’

Amy Toledano, WithinHerWords ‘Mary Ryder [Cherie] is fantastic, engaging, funny, highly energised and a brilliant storyteller.’

‘Cherie – My Struggle’, Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Rd, London N1 2NA.

Sept 10-14 at 7.30 pm Saturday matinee 2.30 pm


Lloyd Evans – playwright

Magazine journalist and parliamentary sketch-writer.

Mary Ryder – Cherie

Stage work includes The Governess for Bill Kenwright, Relatively Speaking and Twelfth Night (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds) The Norman Conquests (Old Vic), Romeo and Juliet (Birmingham Rep and tour), September in the Rain (Esk Valley Theatre), Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet (ESC) and A Kind of Alaska (Two’s Company).

Her recent TV work includes Hollyoaks and EastEnders, as well as numerous appearances in Emmerdale and Doctors.

David Verrey – director

Directing credits include Macbeth (ESC); Dead (EdFringe); Bread ‘n’ Butter Guns, Trailer/Trash (Hen and Chickens); The 1985 Show (Odyssey Theatre & EdFringe); Shrivings (Nuffield Studio & EdFringe); Lone Star (Barbican Pit).

His acting work includes Doctor Who, The Long Song, Holby City, The Game, Musketeers, Little Dorrit, Ripper Street, Judge John Deed, Red Dwarf, Garrow’s Law (BBC); Diamond Geezer, Law and Order, Ultimate Force (ITV); Game of Thrones (HBO).

Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office. TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

Ticket price includes a £1.50 membership fee which entitles you to £1.50 off all further shows at the theatre for one year. The membership card will be presented with your ticket(s) at the box office, on the day.

Over 18’s only, limited access for people with disabilities, no admittance for latecomers.

Hen & Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

London N1 2NA