The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson
The smash hit play that sold out its London run returned in 2019 for a UK tour that stretched all the way to COVID.
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 – Margaret Thatcher, 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, yet again, 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? As befits the fastest moving story of our time, the script will be updated – nightly if necessary – to reflect events….
Written by Jonathan Maitland (author of the hit plays Dead Sheep and An Audience With Jimmy Savile), this uniquely timely comedy drama broke box office records during its run at London’s Park Theatre.
Presented by GLYNIS HENDERSON PRODUCTIONS.
Praise for The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson
“Politics served deliciously pink.”
“Brilliant Dead Ringer quality impersonations… delicious spoofs throughout.”
The Daily Mail
“A remarkable piece of theatre.”
“Achingly funny and perceptive black comedy.”
West End Wilma