The Unthinkable is a political fable for the Blair generation that dramatises the fate of a group of influential left-wing students.
The five founding members of think tank, Polis, have met to toast the success of their organisation in the remote Derbyshire farmhouse where it all began. It has been fifteen years since they set Polis up, which went on to become one of the most influence policy-making groups of their generation. Fifteen years of second-guessing the next big idea, shaping politics and thinking the unthinkable. Once youthful idealists, now influential thinkers, they have remained close friends. But there’s a spectre at the feast. A scandal is about to break that might ruin everything. The relationships between the five have changed too ¬as some members have swung from idealism to cynicism thus souring the initial leftwing dream as they unthinkingly embrace the right.
The Unthinkable was first performed at the Crucible Studio in Sheffield in 2004.