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Brexit: the opera

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HepzibahHumbug Tue 12-Mar-19 21:34:29

John Bercow major tenor role. A bit like Simon Callow in Amadeus?
T May: tragic spurned alto/defeated older woman
Bo Jo = basso profundo fop
ERG: gloomy, pompous Greek chorus
Who gets sexy soprano lead?
More ideas please ...

LavenderFairyrunswild Tue 12-Mar-19 21:44:17

Bo Jo is a castrato in my Opera angry

I agree with your T May casting.

I can't imagine any soprano lead - maybe a fictitious voice of reason? Or a person from the future who is telling the story, knowing the outcome?

lljkk Tue 12-Mar-19 21:45:15

Louise Mensch can do cameo hysterics.
JRM as malevalent spirit of Brexits Past, Future & Never.
M Gove & G. Osborne as bouncy weaselly poetic prophets to transition between scenes.
Cameron as the jolly clueless fat guy.

Nick Clegg followed by Vince Cable as flappy ignored sorts.
Tim Martin, James Dyson, Delingpole can do dance routines.

Tiggers need a dance routine, too.

JRM needs an evil villain theme tune, don't you think (Darth Vader style, I mean).

Corbyn needs to sit under a tree in hippy dress smoking a bong, surrounded by adoring quivering sycophants, humming 'Ommm' while Rome burns around them.

longwayoff Tue 12-Mar-19 21:51:32

Id pay good money to see this put together by whoever wrote Jerry Springer, the Opera, reprising the finale when the Devil takes Jerry (Cameron? Farage? Aaron Banks? Beast of your choice) down to the eternal fiery depths.

longwayoff Tue 12-Mar-19 21:57:45

Gina Miller as Voice of Reason

HepzibahHumbug Tue 12-Mar-19 22:00:33

OMG yr all fantastic. Um, let me think

HepzibahHumbug Tue 12-Mar-19 22:03:45

Lavender I think the voice of reason would spoil the dramatic tension. And kids are hard to put on stage grin.

HepzibahHumbug Tue 12-Mar-19 22:06:38

Lljk are you are Shakespearian? Yr plot reads like one. And I love Cameron as the fat-but-puckish sprite!!!

HepzibahHumbug Tue 12-Mar-19 22:07:31


Unescorted Tue 12-Mar-19 22:08:18

JRM - counter tenor = king of the zombie unicorns

Kier Starmer - Baritone, hero supporting the fall of Brexit. Ultimately giving way to JC failed effort to win GE.

HepzibahHumbug Tue 12-Mar-19 22:09:35

Bill Cash as Brexit Past, I hope

HepzibahHumbug Tue 12-Mar-19 22:12:38

D Raab has a surname that is just asking to be sung

HepzibahHumbug Tue 12-Mar-19 22:13:34

Unescorted: grin

lljkk Wed 13-Mar-19 19:49:52

I want Diane Abbot in a magnificent butterfly outfit, flitting here there and everywhere (but never taken seriously). She'll get to sing a lovely solo (sad) song about getting no RESPECT.

We need a Greek chorus of Mark Carney/head of IMF/Barak Obama/others, making doomsday style droning chants in austere robes, at start of each Act.

Ken Clarke needs to stand at the sides, chuckling loudly & bizarrely at inappropriate moments: crazy mad old guy in the corner smoking a cigar, watching it all.

Nigel Farage can hop around in a frog costume in a misty swamp, ranting excitedly about the establishment elite and immigrants, smiled fondly at by other swamp creatures getting uproariously drunk ( Arron Banks, Nigel Lawson, Lord Lamont, Michael Caine, John Cleese, Dyson, T-Martin). They keep throwing coins at Farage.

Philip Hammond wears an invisibility cloak.

Dominic Raab & David Davis can have an excited duet about how surprising it is that France is so close to Britain! This can end with a shower of shredded paper on DR & DD who sing a final set of lyrics about "Who knew that it would be so complicated and involve so much paperwork?"

I really would like Sabine Weyand in there, somehow. As a completely different dramatic production, SW as Velma, Donald Tusk as Shaggy, Juncker as Scooby transformed into a fang bearing watchdog, Merkel as Daphne (but keep the purple outfit, for sure) and Macron as Fred. Not sure about the plot, but definitely ends with apparent TMay being unmasked to actually be JRM unmasked again to actually be VPutin. With accomplice = David Davis, who gets to exclaim the immortal lines "And my evil plans would have worked out, too, if it weren't for those meddling EU negotiators!"

FuzzyPuffling Wed 13-Mar-19 19:59:57

Overture - "The Final Countdown" by Europe.

FuzzyPuffling Wed 13-Mar-19 20:01:02

Theresa May is the baritone tonight!

lljkk Wed 13-Mar-19 20:08:38

(in the opera) BoJo needs to keep getting to sting start of magnificent songs that he sings about 12 notes of before his voice breaks and cracks and can't stay on key. At which point he shrugs and sings an opposite lyric to his previous ones. All with huge confidence as though he actually thinks he's making sense.

We need a scene of T-May behind doors singing a love song to a jar of peanut butter, as she spoons it out (she should dance with a big spoon, too): PB is her one true love & ever loyal friend.

TattyOldbit Wed 13-Mar-19 20:20:54

How about Cliff Richard's Euro 1973 entry "Power to all our friends, to the music that never ends. To the people we want to be, baby, power to you and me". Lol..

FuzzyPuffling Wed 13-Mar-19 20:23:45

David Cameron is a bad fairy who sneaks in stage left, casts an evil spell, does a horrible laugh and sneaks off unseen.

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