Prankster who handed PM Theresa May a fake P45 coming to Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 16:29 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:14 07 October 2017

Comedian Lee Nelson can be seen at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar

Comedian Lee Nelson can be seen at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar


The prankster who handed Prime Minister Theresa May a fake P45 during her party conference speech is due to appear in Potters Bar next week.

Comedian Simon Brodkin brings his chav alter-ego Lee Nelson to the Wyllyotts Theatre on Saturday, October 14 as part of his Serious Joker tour.

Having previously chucked fake cash at former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter in Zurich, gatecrashed Stereo Kicks’ performance on The X Factor and stormed the stage during Kanye West’s Glastonbury headline set, Simon Brodkin made national headlines again on Wednesday with his latest stunt.

Posing as a Conservative member, Brodkin sauntered up to the stage during the Prime Minister’s keynote speech at the Tory party conference in Manchester.

He then handed Theresa May a fake P45 as she addressed the audience.

Simon Brodkin later tweeted that the piece of paper was from Boris Johnson.

He tweeted: “Hi @BorisJohnson, I gave Theresa her P45 just like you asked.”

Tickets for Lee Nelson’s Potters Bar show cost £20.

There’s still a few tickets left.

• Visit to book online.

More news stories


Police have dismantled a cannabis factory of around 1,000 plants with a street value of about £700,000.


Herts Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed 20 new trainee firefighters to its ranks.

The borough council has cracked down on rats in Hatfield by inspecting local businesses’ waste management methods.


Five men, aged 19 to 40, have been released under investigation following reports of attempted van break-ins.

Digital Edition

Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read stories


Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards