Author(s): Michael Healey Company: Sarah Lawrie for Proud Haddock in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre Running time: 1h 30min approx

“You’re a forgettable blank. A complete nobody. You're the leader of this country, and the vast majority of Canadians couldn't pick you out of a police line-up. And that's good. As long as the leader is as still, silent, and blank as possible... he can do whatever he wants.”

In May 1979, Progressive Conservative Joe Clark was elected as Canada’s youngest ever Prime Minister.

By Christmas 1979, it looked as though it was all over.

But Clark is young and idealistic, resolute on making his mark in office, and governing for the whole country, not just his own party supporters. Faced with a critical decision, his colleagues—including his predecessor Pierre Trudeau—take the opportunity to steer him in completely different directions…


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