Whipping It Up

Aug 2013

Whipping It Up, by Steve Thompson, played from Thu 15 – Sat 17 Aug 2013.

It’s a week before Christmas, and the new Tory government is facing dissent over its latest Bill. With a majority of only three, the Whips’ office is out in full force, and they’ll stop at nothing to keep the strays in line. But they’re in for a long night: boy scouts are rioting in Whitehall, the PM’s golfing with the President, five Tory rebels are on the loose and the Chief Whip’s playing at Santa – could this be the beginnings of a leadership challenge?

Production Gallery

Photography: John Partridge


“Bringing the politics of our time to life, it is a show that can always be relevant and the 6-strong cast were excellent”Three Minute Call


Alastair, Deputy Chief Whip Matt Barnard
Guy, Backbench MP Stephen Head
Tim, Junior Whip Elliot Sayers
Maggie, Researcher Emma Doran
The Chief, Chief Whip Simon King
Delia, Opposition Deputy Chief Whip Sarah Jones


Director – Chris Cooper
Assistant Director – Beth Hughes
Stage Manager – Emma Williamson
Lighting & Sound – John Campbell

Behind The Scenes Gallery