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Bernard Hill's portrayal of Blunkett was inspired. It must be very
difficult to play a blind man with your eyes open but Hill does it
perfectly. He mastered his subject so well it could have been Blunkett.
Other characters were not so well cast I believe. Whilst Robert Lindsay
did look vaguely Blairesque I doubt if he uses the 'F'word as much as
we are led to believe. The two actresses playing the main female roles
seemed to be in opposite roles, with the more attractive Doon Mackichen
playing the less attractive Cherie Blair and the (to me) unattractive
Victoria Hamilton playing the more attractive Kimberly Quinn. Stuart
Maquarrie's portrayal of Boris Johnson was bloody awful, but then
Johnson himself is so theatrical he is a difficult subject for a lesser
The real funny man for my money was Tobias Menzies as the aide, 'Lady who? Tell her to f*** off!'
The only sad thing about the play is that it was based on real events and people, who are still centre stage in mainstream politics. Is this how we now see our government, as role models for satirical television?