David Eldridge blends politics, anger and empathy in a wily portrait of the mid-nineties Conservative middle class, on the brink of a Labour victory and several personal breakdowns.
Tony is a computer sales rep, struggling with his job, a new partner, and finding the forty thousand pounds that his daughter Elizabeth needs for her wedding. She is marrying the stockbroker Henry, whose father Nicholas is a Conservative constituency party chairman – he is looking forward to a good extravagant wedding to give a boost to the party. Amidst the sharply-observed flurry of fundraising garden parties, bubbly-drinking twenty-somethings and high profile wedding invitees, Tony is finding it hard to keep up, and the storm is about to break.
A Week with Tony was first performed in 1996 at the Finborough Theatre, London.