AYESHA HAZARIKA The State of the Nation

Politics, power and how we lost the plot.

Ayesha Hazarika, MBE, started her career as a stand-up comedian playing clubs across the country. She then took what she thought was a natural diversion into the Labour Party as a Special Adviser working for Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband.

Since leaving front line politics she’s become a much sought after commentator writing for the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, New Statesman and Grazia
Ayesha has also returned to her stand-up roots. Her one-woman show ‘Tales from the Pink Bus’ was a sell-out hit at the 2016 Edinburgh festival and she’s been in huge demand on TV and radio recently starring as a guest on Matt Forde’s Unspun for Dave. Further credits include regular appearances on Good Morning Britain (ITV), Sky Papers (Sky News), The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1), Newsnight (BBC2), The Agenda (ITV) and The Today Programme (BBC Radio4).

Ayesha lifts the lid on what life’s really like behind the scenes at Westminster with brutal honesty and humour and asks what’s next for British politics.

‘The State of the Nation’ is one of the best things to come out of British politics in a long time.

April 2017
18 LONDON Soho Theatre
19 LONDON Soho Theatre
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LONDON Soho Theatre
21 LONDON Soho Theatre
22 LONDON Soho Theatre

May 2017
04 LEAMINGTON SPA Royal Spa Centre
05 LYME REGIS Marine Theatre
06 READING South Street
08 LONDON Soho Theatre - EXTRA DATE
09 LONDON Soho Theatre - EXTRA DATE
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LONDON Soho Theatre - EXTRA DATE
12 HORSHAM The Capitol
14 GRAVESEND The Woodville
19 BIRMINGHAM mac - SOLD OUT
20 MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm - SOLD OUT
27 BANBURY The Mill
28 COLCHESTER The Arts Centre

June 2017
01 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
02 CHIPPENHAM The Neeld
07 SHEFFIELD The Crucible Theatre
16 FARNHAM Maltings Theatre
17 BROMSGROVE Artrix
22 SALFORD The Lowry

July 2017
05 EXETER Phoenix
06 FAREHAM Ashcroft Arts Centre
14 SALISBURY Arts Centre



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