Brit Deputy PM Nick Clegg to be portrayed in new hip-hop musicalApril 25th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is reportedly set to be portrayed as a tragic hero with all the swagger of a top rapper in a new hip-hop musical.
He is the main character in ‘Nicked’, which uses 18 rap and urban music song to chart the creation of the coalition after the 2010 general election up to the referendum on the Alternative Vote, reports Sky News.
“There’s almost something Hamlet-esque about Nick Clegg, he’s trapped in an impossible situation and that makes for great drama,” said the play’s artistic director, Steven Atkinson, 26.
Atkinson said hip-hop tunes are a good way to tell the coalition’s story because the verbal sparring of rappers is similar to Prime Minister’s Questions.
Clegg will be played by actor Jason Langley, 26, who says he has come to sympathise with the Lib Dem leader since taking the part.
“It’s about getting under the skin of these characters that we all know so well because we see them every night on the news in our living room,” said Langley.
“Throughout the play there’s a really interesting struggle for Nick between doing what he believes in and doing what the system wants him to do, the dodgy deals and the backroom handshakes,” he added.
The show will open on Friday. (ANI)
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