Lucifer: My Part in the New Labour Project (And How I Invented Coalition Government)
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Comedian Matt Roper plays the Devil in a new political satire by the award-winning writer Terry Newman (Bremner Bird and Fortune, The Way It Is) and directed by Michael Eriera (The Afterlife of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore).
In this ‘audience with’, prior to the publication of his book: The Fourth Man, My Role in New Labour, we finally get the inside story of the political events that shaped a generation. Lucifer has often been proposed as the master manipulator behind the defining policies of recent World Events: the election of George W Bush, the Invasion of Iraq, the rise of Al Qaeda – all these and more have been laid at his door. However, has he always been given credit he deserves? Have others (no names – you know who you are) robbed him of his glory? Now for the first time Lucifer gets the opportunity to put his side of the story: what exactly was his relationship with Tony Blair and those bubble-bath pictures: faked or not? Did he really poke Gordon Brown’s eye out playing rugby at 19? Why do some people call him Samantha? In a fascinating fun and frolic-filled hour: A Song, a Dance and Eternal damnation, Lucifer lets rip on all the issues that matter. And it’s not just politics – it wouldn’t be Satan if he didn’t spill the beans on life with Simon Cowell, hard core gynaecology with Lady Gaga and his time spent as a French motor mechanic. Yes, it’s the full Infernal Guide to Sex, the Media and Religion as well. And all delivered in that inimitable Lucifer style – a song on his lips, sway in the hips and a sacrifice on the barbi!