â€˜Conspiracy Theory: A Lizardâ€™s Taleâ€™
For the first time, a live one-man dramatic story-telling was performed in Parliament. The All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, in association with the Antisemitism Policy Trust, hosted â€˜Conspiracy Theory: A Lizardâ€™s Taleâ€™.
The show was written and performed by Marlon Solomon, previously staged in Edinburgh. From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, it is a darkly comic tale of one man’s journey through the conspiracy underworld. Marlon examines why conspiracy theories are more popular than ever and how fake news is giving fresh currency to ancient slander. A comic tale which is no laughing matter.
Written and performed by: Marlon Solomon
Introductory/closing remarks: John Mann MP, Danny Stone MBE
MPs, Peers, and office representatives in attendance included: Baroness Burt, Baroness Deech, Alex Sobel MP, Andrew Percy MP, Barry Sheerman MP, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Fabian Hamilton MP, Ian Austin MP, Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC, John Spellar MP, John Stevenson MP, Jonathan Ashworth MP, Louise Ellman MP, Matthew Offord MP, Mark Field MP, Mary Creagh MP, Mike Freer MP, Nick Gibb MP, Nigel Huddleston MP, Sir Oliver Letwin MP, Robert Jenrick MP, Ruth Smeeth MP, Sarah Champion MP, Sarah Wollaston MP, Stephen Timms MP, Steve McCabe MP.