Saw Steve Waters' Temple a couple of years ago which, while well done, I didn't feel was particularly memorable or incisive. His new drama takes us behind closed doors to imagine the personal conflicts behind the making of political history. The play imagines what happened when the ‘Gang of Four’ met in 1981 to break away from the Labour party and form the SDP and with that synopsis I'm getting hints of James Graham and This House which is a good thing.
It's also got a great cast: Roger Allam as Roy Jenkins, Tom Goodman-Hill as David Owen, Paul Chahidi as Bill Rogers and Debra Gillett as Shirley Williams. Nathalie Armin will play Debbie Owen, wife of David Owen.