An all star cast was in attendance at Downing Street yesterday for the opening night of SamCam’s Production of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Downing Street Footlights headed the bill in the latest of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Lead roles went to; David Cameron, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and John Major. Although none of the cast had previous acting experience outside of politics Casting Director Dennis Skinner commented yesterday that “past indictments against society gave any hammy acting the panache required for a royal performance.”
David Cameron appeared as the White Horseman or false prophet due to his continued support of George Osborne’s ill fated austerity measures and belief in the coalition. “When it came to casting Tony as the Red Horseman representing war it was a no brainer” said Skinner. The Black Horseman of famine a role made for Gordon Brown traditionally involves increasing the price of grain while leaving the price of wine and oil unaffected. Timeout reviews were favourable “Brown uses his artistic licence to great affect here, a real feeling of recession struck Britain- not only are basic food stuffs out of reach for the common man but oil and wine as well- 5 stars”. John Major’s landslide defeat to Labour 1997 and the death of the Conservative Party in Scotland formed the back bone of his performance as the Pale Horseman. Audience members failed to be convinced however, although one commented “Death? Well, I suppose he was banging that Edwina Currie and a few folk died of that Salmonella back in the day”.
Although it was all smiles and hand shakes as the curtain closed rehearsals hadn’t always run smoothly. Skinner adds “There were a few arguments, as a convert to Catholicism Tony wanted to be cast as The Lamb of God but Gordon worried that that would only over shadow his own performance.” Sadly due to increasing ill health Baroness Thatcher could not fulfil her role as The Anti-Christ. However, the Duke of Edinburgh stepped in to the role as a last minute cameo only adding to the Queen’s enjoyment of the event.