The production will play at the Park Theatre from the 9th May.
Full casting has been confirmed for Lotte Wakeham’s production of Jonathan Maitland’s Brexit inspired comedy. The cast is led by Will Barton as Boris Johnson, whose previous credits include The Libertine at The Theatre Royal Haymarket, Toast at Park Theatre and in New York and Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be at Theatre Royal Stratford East. He will be joined on stage by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Davina Moon, Steve Nallon,Tim Wallers and Arabella Weir.
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?
Talking about his play and its lead character Jonathan Maitland said: “Boris Johnson is the perfect subject: compelling, colourful, deeply divisive, hugely influential. It was he, perhaps more than anyone, who changed the course of our recent history. Without him, Leave might well have lost in 2016. And he might be our next Prime Minister. But this play isn’t just about him. It’s about power: the lust for it and the cost of it.”
As well as being directed by Lotte Wakeham, the creative team will include set and costume design by Louie Whitemore, lighting design by Christopher Nairne and sound design by Andy Graham.
The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson will play at the Park Theatre from the 9th May until the 8th June.