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Nye & Jennie at the Blackwood Miners’ Institute
18 October, 2018 @ 7:30 pm£14.50
Aneurin Bevan is one of the most famous Welsh politicians and was one of the most significant figures in the history of the NHS, so why not watch this fantastic play to find out a little more about the man who helped to bring healthcare to all.
“Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour backbenches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote.
Then they were married; he deeply in love with her; she on the rebound from a tragic love affair. Both of them were loved and loathed by their fellow MPs; he the Bollinger Bolshevik; she his Lady Macbeth, the dark angel at his shoulder.
Life together unfolded through the desolate war years, the trials of founding the NHS, and the vicious internal feuds of the 1950s. But as it did so their love deepened and matured. This is the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century.
This is the story of NYE & JENNIE”
Performed in English
Tickets: £14.50 (£12.50)
Prices include a booking fee of 50p per ticket