"If you are uncomfortable about the meeting of culture and politics then I have the perfect prescription. Stuart Barrow – who has worked for Michael Portillo, Michael Howard, Francis Maude and indeed Jeremy Hunt – is a renaissance man. Not only has he been an enthusiastic rugby player, he is also a playwright. Candidates for Change: the Road to Con-Dem Nation is on now at the Gallery on Redchurch Street.
The play is riotously funny, moves along at a cracking pace, has an unpredictable narrative arc, and is greatly enhanced by superbly developed characters and fine acting. I am tempted to see it a second time, but I don’t want to deprive others. This is not hyperbole on behalf of a friend; it was a jolly good show in a very agreeable setting."