Glynis Henderson Productions in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

The Last Temptation Of Boris Johnson

By Jonathan Maitland

Directed by Lotte Wakeham
 

★★★★★ The New European
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ Daily Mail
★★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★ Ham & High
 
 

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, media mogul Evgeny Lebedev and, for Boris at least, the spirits of prime ministers past – Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill and Tony Blair.

Fast forward to post-Brexit Britain, 2029: a country divided. Boris is back in the political wilderness and has ambitions to make Britain great again, but what are his true intentions?

Navigating a career in politics and the media, Boris remains as divisive as ever and in an unexpected turn of events, soon finds himself mired - yet again - in controversy.

Written by Jonathan Maitland (author of Park Theatre hits Dead Sheep and An Audience With Jimmy Savile), this timely comedy drama offers an insight into the mind of one of the most divisive politicians of our time.


Post-matinee Q&A: Brexit - Don't Panic
Thursday 16 May (matinee)

Join us for a post-show Q&A hosted by award winning foreign correspondent/broadcaster Clive Myrie. Joining Clive will be Jonathan Maitland (Writer, The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson), Misha Glenny (Author of 'MCMAFIA'),  Michael Coveney (Theatre critic/ writer) and Suzanne Evans (Politican, activist, leaver).

 


'A remarkable piece of theatre' ★★★★★ New European

'Achingly clever and perceptive black comedy' ★★★★★ West End Wilma

'This is politics served not so much red as deliciously pink.' ★★★★ The Times

'An endlessly watchable performance from Will Barton as the mop-top Machiavellian schemer.' ★★★★ The Daily Mail

'The sparkling dialogue leaves us with many priceless moments' ★★★★ Ham & High

'Lotte Wakeham's fast and funny production is […] formidably well acted' LondonTheatre.co.uk

'An enjoyably silly satire' Secret London

'Will Barton is a pitch-perfect Boris' Libby Purves, Theatre Cat

'To intervene like that in current politics is a really bold thing to do' Dame Joan Bakewell

'The characters they are portraying are uncomfortably close' Finty Williams

 

This project was co-funded by Art50, a scheme commissioned by Sky Arts to explore the notion of British identity in the wake of Brexit.