Depraved New World: Please Hold, The Government Will Be With You Shortly

Another month, another prime minister – how many have we been through now? But fear not: despite all the nonsense that has spewed forth from Westminster over the past two years, John Crace’s brilliantly lacerating political sketches have provided the nation with some desperately needed relief.

Taking in everything from Partygate, Boris Johnson’s drawn-out farewell and the disastrous reign of Liz Truss, to the psychodrama of the Tory leadership contest(s), the return of Rishi Sunak and the shenanigans of his impressively inept colleagues, Depraved New World is a worryingly funny collection, which captures British politics at its most absurd from The Guardian’s Political Sketch Writer.

Please note, due to the State Opening of Parliament this event has moved from the 17 July, as advertised in the Festival brochure.  It is now taking place on 13 July in Buxton Opera House.


13 Jul 2024




Buxton Opera House

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  • Sat 13 Jul 2024 10.00am - 11.00am Book