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Hip hop musical to chart the formation of UK coalition government

The musical will feature David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Gordon Brown and others rapping.

David Cameron and Nick Clegg in May 2010
David Cameron and Nick Clegg in May 2010
Image: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A HIP HOP musical based around the UK deputy prime minister’s role in the formation of the country’s coalition government will be performed later this year.

The show will feature amongst other things David Cameron in a “rap off” with his Conservative party backbenchers.

But it will be based mainly around Nick Clegg’s role with the working title of ‘Nicked’, according to Stage News.

The show will chart the “rise and fall” of Clegg, who would become deputy prime minister, as his Liberal Democrat party entered into government for the first time in 70 years but faced a backlash from the public over the rise in university tuition fees.

‘Nicked’ promises to take in the student demonstrations and the run up to the referendum on voting reform taking place in the UK in May, according to the Press Association.

The show will be staged from 30 April at the HighTide Festival in Suffolk, according to the BBC.

Steven Atkinson, the artistic director of the festival, said the show will be made funny by the sight of characters playing Cameron, Clegg and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown rapping to hip hop and funky house music.

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