The show, produced by Wayward Productions, will head to the Soho Theatre from the 1st December.

(c)Andy Riley

It has been announced that Armando Iannucci’s play Pandemonium will play at the Soho Theatre until the 6th January 2024, as part of its festive season offering.

Pandemonium is a wild account of our great leaders grappling with the Pandemic and then with each other.

A caustic entertainment for the winter months, Pandemonium relates the Johnson-Truss-Sunak years in all their glory. Re-live the horror. The Mess. The Murk. The Lying about the Lies.

Jingle while you mingle. It’s one big party. Bring a suitcase.

The production is set to be directed by Patrick Marber who  is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director. His work has won Evening Standard, Olivier, Time Out, New York and London Critics’ Circle and Writers’ Guild Awards and received BAFTA, British Comedy and Royal Television Society Awards. Most recently he won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Play for Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt (London/Broadway).

Armando Iannucci is a political commentator, writer and director. His screenplay for the film In The Loop was Oscar nominated and his iconic series for the BBC, The Thick of It, was nominated for 13 BAFTA Awards, winning five. His series Veep picked up four Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series. He is the co- creator of the Steve Coogan character Alan Partridge. Armando wrote and directed the films The Death of Stalin, which was nominated for two BAFTAs and winner of Best Comedy at the European Film Awards, and The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) which was nominated for a Golden Globe.  He created HBO’s Avenue 5, the second season which aired in 2020.

Casting for the production has yet to be announced.

Wayward Productions is producing the show. The company was set up by Judith Dimant, following her 25 years as Executive Producer at Complicité where she produced all of Simon McBurney’s work including The EncounterThe Master & Margarita and A Disappearing Number. Productions for Wayward include Grief is the Thing with Feathers starring Cillian Murphy (Galway, Dublin, Barbican, St Ann’s Warehouse New York), The Language of Kindness based on the book by Christie Watson (UK tour, winner Off West End Award Best idea Production 2021) and Shifts for BBC Radio 3’s Between the Ears – winner of the Life in Covid 19 award UK Audio Production Awards 2021.

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