The Bombing of the Grand Hotel

The attempted assassination of Margaret Thatcher in Brighton, 1984 and the unlikely relationship it triggered.

Mon 13 Apr to Sat 2 May

The Bombing of the Grand Hotel

1984. The height of Thatcher's power.

30lbs of gelignite rip through six floors of the Grand Hotel Brighton, shattering the Tory party conference. The most shocking attack on the British Government since Guy Fawkes.

This visceral new history play tells the story of the unlikely relationship between Pat Magee, who planted the bomb, and Jo Berry, whose father was killed in the blast. Can they really start to see the world through one another's eyes? 

The Bombing Of The Grand Hotel is written jointly by Julie Everton and Josie Melia, directed by Paul Hodson and produced by Wildspark Theatre and The Cockpit.
Researched with the support of Jo Berry and Pat Magee, the play is a thought provoking and moving exploration of the political pressures and personal triggers surrounding a key moment of extreme public violence within a continuing struggle for change.

When two worlds collide, what good can come of it?


Monday 13th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015

Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm

Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Previews on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th April - 7.30pm

BSL interpreted performance, Wednesday 22nd April, 7.30pm 

After show talks: (included in the price of your ticket)
Thursday April 23rd: Reconciliation Q & A
Jo Berry (Building Bridges for Peace) and Marina Cantacuzino (The Forgiveness Project) discuss their remarkable experiences of reconciliation in action and answer your questions about the stories behind the play.  
Wednesday 29th April:  Meet the Team Q & A
Writers Julie Everton and Josie Melia alongside Jo Berry, the inspiration behind the play, discuss the background to the story, the challenges of turning facts to fiction and the creation of the show.

Full price: £18 Concessions: £16 Previews £12
Jointly written by Josie Melia & Julie Everton