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

The Last Temptation Of Boris Johnson

By Jonathan Maitland



Jonathan Maitland I Writer

Jonathan Maitland was a broadcaster and journalist for 30 years before becoming a playwright. His debut play ‘Dead Sheep’, about the famous Geoffrey Howe speech which brought down Mrs Thatcher, broke the box office record at Park Theatre in London and went on a three-month national tour.  His follow up, ‘An Audience with Jimmy Savile’ broke the records set by his debut and was called ‘the most talked about play of 2015’.  His third, ‘Deny Deny Deny’, about the moral dilemmas of doping in sport, premiered at the Park in 2016 and has been performed in several territories in eastern Europe. ‘The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson’ is his fourth play and will be staged this May at Park Theatre. Sky Arts have secured an option to broadcast it on their TV channel (dates yet to be confirmed) . His radio play ‘The Rem Co’, about fat cat salaries in the City of London, aired on Radio 4 in October 2018. 

He has also written sketch and comedy material with and for Chris Morris, Rory Bremner and Alastair McGowan. He lives in Chiswick with his wife and son. 



Lotte Wakeham I Director

Lotte is the Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton. Previously she was Associate Artistic Director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Directing credits include: ‘Jess and Joe Forever, Di and Viv and Rose’, ‘The World Goes Round’ (Stephen Joseph Theatre); ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (English Theatre Frankfurt / Jermyn Street Theatre / Deutsches Theater Munich; nomination for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Guildford Shakespeare) ‘The Buskers Opera’ (Park); ‘Wonderland’ (Edinburgh Playhouse/UK tour), Twelfth Night (UK tour); ‘Upper Cut’ (Southwark Playhouse; nomination for the Alfred Fagon Award), ‘Sweet Charity’ (Leicester Curve); ‘Danny the Champion of the World’ (UK tour); ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ (Theatre Royal Bath/MAC, Belfast); ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (UK tour); ‘Lizzie Siddal’ (Arcola; winner of 2 Off West End Awards); ‘The Beautiful Game’ (Union); ‘Fair Trade’ (Edinburgh/UK tour); ‘The Kissing-Dance’ (Jermyn Street; nomination for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); ‘The Diary of A Nobody’ (Drill Hall); The ‘Language of Love’ Shakespeare Festival (Rose, Kingston); ‘Austentatious’ (Landor).  Radio directing includes: ‘Before They Were Famous’ (Radio 4/Hat Trick).  Lotte is Associate Director of Matilda for the RSC (Stratford/West End/Broadway). She trained at the National Theatre Studio. @LotteWakeham



Louie Whitemore I Set and Costume Designer

Trained at Motley Theatre Design and the Royal Scottish Conservatoire. Old Vic 12 2016 finalist, JMK 2010 Finalist. Twice Offie Nominated for Best Set Designer for ‘Miss Julie’ and ‘Tonight at 8.30’  (Jermyn Street Theatre.)

Theatre credits include: ‘Tonight at 8.30’, ‘Tomorrow at Noon’ (Jermyn Street Theatre); ‘Miss Julie’ (Theatre By The Lake and Jermyn Street Theatre); ‘Stewart Lee : Content Provider’ (UK Tour and BBC); ‘Good Soul’ (Young Vic); ‘The Chair’, ‘The Minotaur’, ‘My Father Odysseus’, ‘Play In A Week’ (Unicorn Theatre); ‘Blythe Spirit’ (Drum Theatre Beijing and Chinese Tour); ‘The Winters Tale’ (NAPA Karachi); ‘Lost Land’ (Jenin, Palestine); ‘Potted Sherlock’ (Vaudeville Theatre, UK Tour); ‘The Adventure’, ‘Brittania Waves The Rules’, ‘Future Worlds’ (Royal Exchange Theatre); ‘Three Birds’ (The Bush, Royal Exchange Theatre); ‘Egusi Soup’ (Soho Theatre); ‘The Daughter in Law’, ‘The Dog’, ‘the Night and the Knife’ (Arcola Theatre); ‘Mud’ (The Gate); ‘Shakespeare Untold’, ‘The Magic Playroom’ (UK Tour, Pleasance Theatre); ‘Let The Right One In’ (Arts Ed); ‘I Am A Superhero’ (Old Vic New Voices @ Theatre 503); ‘Medea’, ‘The Criminals’, ‘House Of Bones’ (Platform Theatre); ‘Hamlet’, ‘Lulu’, ‘Measure For Measure’ (Oval House); ‘After the Floods’ (The Dukes, Lancaster); ‘Dracula’, ‘Two Planks And A Passion’, ‘Summerfolk’, ‘The Kitchen’, ‘The National Theatre’, ‘Black Battles With Dogs’, ‘Figaro Gets Divorced’, ‘The Wild Duck’, ‘The Winters Tale’, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘The Rehearsal’ (Set designs for The Cochrane).

Opera credits include: ‘Savitri’ & ‘Der Kaiser Von Atlantis’ (Royal Scottish Conservatoire); ‘Messiah’ (Danish Opera, Frankfurt Opera); ‘Die Zauberflote’, ‘Dead Man Walking’ (Schwerin Opera); ‘Carmen’ (Dorset Opera); ‘Serse’ (Iford Opera); ‘Banished’ (Blackheath Halls); ‘La Fille Du Regiment’ (Diva Opera); ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘Carmen’, ‘La Boheme’, ‘Albert Herring’, ‘Marriage Of Figaro’ (Costume design for Co Opera Co).

Dance credits include: ‘The Nutcracker’ (Shanghai Ballet); ‘Egle’, ‘Queen Of The Grass Snakes’ (Lithuania National Ballet); ‘Angelina Ballerina’ (English National Ballet); ‘Choreographics’, ‘Dance Journeys’ (English National Ballet at Sadlers Wells, The Barbican); ‘Unsilenced’ (English National Ballet Youth Company); ‘Swan Lake’, ‘Coppelia – My First Ballet Series’ For English National Ballet (UK Tour, Peacock Theatre); ‘Take Flight’ (Royal Opera House, Hull City of Culture opening).

Film and TV credits include : ‘The First Man’ (feature film) directed by Hardeep Gianni, Stewart Lee : Content Provider (UK Tour and BBC). 



Christopher Nairne I Lighting Designer 

Christopher Nairne is a freelance theatre lighting designer. He next designs ‘Chasing Bono’ (Soho Theatre) and ‘The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson’ (Park Theatre). 2018 work includes ‘Suzy Storck’ (Rennes/Sartrouville, Paris), ‘Keep Walking Federico’ (Cerventes Theatre/Barcelona), ‘Jerusalem’ (Watermill Theatre), ‘Two For The Seesaw’ (Trafalgar Studios), and ‘Madame Butterfly’ (Ilford Manor). Christopher was awarded’s “Best Lighting Designer” award in 2016 for ‘Teddy’ at Southwark Playhouse. He also received Offie nominations in 2017 (‘Suzy Storck’, Gate Theatre), in 2015 (Octagon, Arcola Theatre) and in 2014 (‘Johnny Got His Gun’, UK Tour). 

Christopher has designed lighting for productions including Complicite's ‘Lionboy’ (Tricycle Theatre & World Tour), Out Of Joint's ‘A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson’  (Traverse Theatre & Arts Theatre). Opera & Ballet includes productions for Ilford Arts, Blackheath Halls, Images Ballet Company, Barber Opera, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and Melos Sinfonia.




Andy Graham I Sound Designer

Sound design credits include: ‘In The Willows’ (UK Tour); ‘Jess And Joe Forever’, ‘Alice In Wonderland’ (Stephen Joseph Theatre); ‘The Greatest Wealth’, ‘One Hand Tied Behind Us’, ‘Monstrous Tales’ (The Old Vic); ‘Six – The Musical’ (Arts Theatre); ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (English Theatre Frankfurt and Jermyn Street Theatre - Best Sound Nomination, 2017 Offies); ‘Little Mermaid’ (UK Tour); ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ (Belgrade, Coventry); ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Guildford Shakespeare Company); ‘Aladdin’ (Lyric, Hammersmith); ‘Wasted’ (West Yorkshire Playhouse); ‘FUP’ (Kneehigh); ‘The Donkey Show’ (Proud Nightclub, Camden); ‘The Buskers Opera’ (Park Theatre); ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ (Earl Cameron Theatre, Bermuda); ‘Mouthful’ (Trafalgar Studios).

As Associate Sound Designer: ‘High Society’ (Old Vic); ‘Handbagged’ (Vaudeville); ‘Once’ (London, Dublin, Korea); ‘Brief Encounter’, ‘The Wild Bride’, ‘The Red Shoes’ (Kneehigh Theatre Company); ‘Loserville’ (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Garrick).