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Wes Streeting - One Boy, Two Bills & a Fry Up

  • Sunday 5 May, 6.45pm
  • Tickets From £9
  • Main Theatre
Wes Streeting Author Photo

An inspirational childhood memoir.

Pundits predict that Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Wes Streeting will go far. And he has already come a great distance. Brought up on a Stepney council estate, he saw his teenage parents struggle to survive. He witnessed the agony they went through deciding whether to feed the meter and heat the flat or put food on the table. With a maternal grandfather Bill, an unsuccessful armed robber, who spent time behind bars, Wes might have ended up in prison, too. But the help and inspiration from the characters that surrounded him, especially his paternal grandfather (also called Bill), set him on the way to Cambridge, then Parliament, and informs everything about his mission in politics.

Chaired by Richard Moss.

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

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