Peter, Janice and April work for Mrs Steinberg in The Red Flag charity shop in Newcastle, raising money for socialist causes. The old order is, however, threatened by the arrival of Matty, who seduces Peter and then radically transforms the shop into The New Red Flag. The staff are won round but principles go out of the window. Mrs Steinberg was produced at The Bush Theatre in June 2000 and was a Time Out Critics Choice.
Michael Wilcox began writing plays in 1974, formerly he was a teacher. His original works include, 'The Boy Who Cried Stop!', 'Grimm Tales', 'The Atom Bomb Project', 'Roar Like Spears', 'Rents', 'The Blacketts of Bright Street', 'Mowgli', 'Pioneers', 'Phantom of the Fells', 'Accounts', 'Lent', '78 Revolutions', 'Massage', 'Tornrak', 'Green Fingers', 'Time Windows', 'Cullercoats Tommy', 'The Reluctant King', 'Rock 'N Roll and Barbirolli' and 'Mrs Steinberg And The Byker Boy'. He has won a Thames Television Award, a George Devine Award, a Pye TV Award and 2 TRIC Awards.