Cheers greet Farage’s ‘making Britain great again’ theatre show

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Picture: PA/Steve Parsons

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Picture: PA/Steve Parsons - Credit: PA

With a growing populace of UKIP voters in west Norfolk, it's no wonder that Nigel Farage's unusual comedy stint at the Hunstanton Princess Theatre proved so popular.

Looking at the audience of the sold-out show tonight (April 28), it came as no surprise that it was largely made up of older people.

Some of the UKIP members even had the chance to down a few pints at the Chives Brasserie on High Street before the show began.

So what is it about UKIP that appeals to so many people? Judging from the loudest cheers and standing ovations, it seemed to be 'making Britain great again' and people 'wanting Britain back.'

But ever the man of conflicting narratives (remember that Brexit bus palaver?) Mr Farage confirmed he will not stand to become an MP in June's general election, because he said he had achieved what he wanted when he entered politics; Brexit.

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He lamented on being at the forefront of the EU referendum, he even boldly stated it wouldn't have happened had it not been for his relentless anti-EU stance - something he has championed since his political career began in the early 1990s.

There were even sales of what looked like tea towels with 'damp rag' emblazoned on them with a profile of the former President of the EU Herman Van Rompuy. They sold for £10 each with some of the proceeds going towards the St Edmund's Society charity.

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In the show, Mr Farage spoke about Brexit and his time as an MEP. Most of the comedic value came from the dad-joke comparisons he made of other politicians.

Surprisingly, Mr Farage seemed to support Theresa May's handling of the Brexit ordeal, believing she will win the general election as long as she stays true to her word and does not deliver a 'soft' Brexit.

Almost the entire show was based on how Nigel Farage fought for 'the UK's independence', and with so many of his supporters applauding him tonight, it may well seem like the fight has been won.

Or, he knew how to win over Norfolk's heart, by describing the county as 'good old England.'

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