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

Tickets £11/£9



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.

Chaired by Richard Moss




‘This riveting tale of social aspiration leads us from the East End to Westminster in detailed honesty.’ — Ian McKellen


Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email: boxoffice@queenshall.co.uk.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.


Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


05 May 2024


6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

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