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 Davies-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