‘I am the Labour Party candidate. Now ask me why.’
‘Because I am the best damn person for the job.’
Vanessa Gallacher is the latest Labour Party candidate for metro mayor. Parachuted in from Westminster but with local roots, she’s determined, untouchable and exactly what this city needs; even if they don’t know it yet.
Josie Kirkwood is steel through and through. She’s a fresh new voice just trying to win a seat on the local council, whatever good that might do. She may be on home ground, but it’s a whole new territory.
A witty new play by Chris Bush (What We Wished For, A Dream), Steel explores the last three decades of women in politics. Surely things can only get better?
Listen to our Podcast with Chris Bush (you can also download the transcript here):