The hilarious political comedy, The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, will travel across the UK next year following a sold-out run at Park Theatre, London.
The production from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland will tour for the first time, opening at Festival Theatre, Malvern on 22nd January, currently running until March.
With stops in Southampton, Windsor, Newcastle, Guildford, Salford and Eastbourne on the run, the show is incredibly topical and based all around the Prime Minister’s future.
Speaking about the play, Jonathan Maitland said: “It’s nice to have written something which unites Leavers and Remainers: the audiences so far have laughed, gasped and occasionally cried throughout.
“It’s quite a brew: politics, power, sex, sovereignty and more re-writes than any withdrawal agreement. But it seems to work. Who’d have thought?”
About the show
‘It was the dinner that changed history: the night in February 2016 when Boris Johnson decided to vote ‘leave’. Guests included fellow MP Michael Gove, the journalist Sarah Vine and, for Boris at least, the spirits of Prime Ministers past – Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Winston Churchill and Tony Blair.
‘Fast forward to post-Brexit Britain, 2029. Boris, no longer in power (for reasons that may be fact and/or fiction at time of performance!), roams the political wilderness. But unexpected events see him back in the spotlight and with a chance to “make Britain great again”.
This play addresses the big questions: What will Britain look like in ten years’ time? Is chlorinated chicken really bad for you? And what is going on inside the head of the most divisive and controversial politician of our time?
Casting for the performances will be announced at a later date, with Lotte Wakeham taking the reigns as director.
According to the producers, the fast moving story of politics that has become a daily occurrence over the last few years, means the script will be updated nightly, if necessary, to reflect events.
Tickets to each show are available from the different theatres on the run. You can find out more information about Malvern’s opening performance at www.malvern-theatres.co.uk