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A wink at a taxing problem.

Coming directly after this week's budget there is a distinctly, if hilarious, slant to the new play at the Alexandra Theatre next week.

It's "Pardon Ma Prime Minister," starring Gerald Flood, Heather Chasen and Paul Curran.

And the theme, would you believe, is a bid by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to tax everything - and that means everything.

Entertainment, betting, drinking, smoking and the pleasure that ensures that ail of us have any life at all come under the Chancellor's beady eye.

The puritan purge is a result of a "Clean Up Britain" campaign- until a striptease dancer turns up at 10 Downing Street to tell the Prime Minister what she thinks of him.

Sounds promising...The play is written by Edward "Taylor and John Graham, who created the popular BBC radio comedy series "The Men from the Ministry."
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Date:May 3, 2008
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