All the Fun of the Fair (1986)

Mile End Road
28 Mar - 12 Apr 1986
All the Fun of the Fair Flyer/Poster All the Fun of the Fair Flyer/Poster
  • by John McGrath
  • Co-production 7:84 Theatre Company Production with Half Moon Theatre

7:84 invite you to join them for a night out at the fair! Try your luck at the coconut-shy and take a pot-shot at your favourite Cabinet Minister – if he hasn’t resigned! See Brit Anniella strip, strip, strip! Place you bets on Nigel Lawson’s Wheel of Fortune! Have your fortune told by Madame Mag and learn what the future holds! Watch the Punch and Judy show of the NHS! Experience the distortion of Macho Murdoch’s Hall of Mirrors! All this and much, much more!

A promenade production with songs, music and sketches, showing what it’s really like to live in the inner cities under Thatcherism.

All human life is here – in the Chamber of Horrors, on the Ghost Train, at the Biograph. Meet Eric, master of the new printing technology; the down-and-outs Jack and Janice; Bibi, speaking in a voice of many tongues; and a host of ghouls, horrors, robots and other objects of fun.

The production toured to the Albany Empire, 16-27 April 1983.

The producton was written by John McGrath with contributions from Farrukh Dhondy, Chris Bond, David Anderson and David MacLennan.


Cast List

  • Meera Syal
  • Bhasker Patel

Creative Team


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