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Downing Street
A play responding to the dilemma created when art is collected
and appropriated as "radical chic".

Shortly after the last general election, artist Eva Weinmayr learned that her work, Today's Question, had been chosen by the Camerons to hang at 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister's private residence. Her art had apparently won the approval of the most powerful politician in the country –  a man who was about to start radically cutting funds for the arts and education. An attempt to contact Cameron and his wife about their choice was ignored, so Weinmayr – along with writer John Moseley and journalist Titus Kroder – created this play in order to have the conversation she had been denied.

The script imagines Samantha and David inviting Eva for a visit. After Eva has tea with Samantha, things turn to blood and guts and the audience chimes in with a fractious critique, suggesting different turns and dialogues.

Written by John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr

Friday 27 February  7.30 pm  (A Friend's Living Room)
A joint read-through in a friend's living room in Hackney. Please send an email ( book a seat and find out the address.

Saturday 7 March 7.30 pm  (Rochester Castle, Wetherspoons)
Drinks and a joint read-through at the Rochester Castle.
145 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 0NY

Saturday 14 March – 2.30 pm (The Showroom)
A sketch of a performance by seven actors, with the audience, directed by Hester Chillingworth.
The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ

Many thanks to the Elephant Trust and the Showroom, London, for supporting the events.

About the publication:
Downing Street, published by New Documents, Los Angeles, 2015, 245 x 155 mm, 84 p., b/w & colour, soft cover. Price 10£.

Image: First Lady Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron talk before having tea in the private residence at Downing Street in London, England, May 24, 2011. Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson.