SHAKESPEAREAN SATIRICAL PLAY ABOUT BORIS JOHNSON‘S RISE NOMINATED FOR OFF-WESTEND AWARD AT TRISTAN BATES THEATRE
After a successful run at Brighton Fringe, (‘Magnificent’ - Broadway Baby ****), ‘Boris Rex’ opened Camden Fringe in August to critical acclaim and an Offie nomination in a new category for short runs. With Johnson the newly anointed PM, this timely 4-handed satire examines his rise through the lenses of Shakespeare, clown and Greek tragedy.
“Beware the pedalling bombshell...”
‘Boris Rex’ follows its perfidious anti-hero from the boorish days of Oxford University, right through to a blood-soaked General Election, to spin a murky tale of ambition, back-stabbing and ultimately a national catastrophe. Borrowing elements from both Julius Caesar and Richard III, the play fuses original verse with newly-penned pentameters, spoken word, comedy and rap. It follows on from Charlie Dupré’s 2017 Edinburgh Fringe hit, ‘Macblair’, which told the story of Tony Blair in a similar style.
Praise for ‘Macblair’:
“Genuinely substantial, genuinely Shakespearean satire” Fringe Guru **** “Witty, satirical script, talented ensemble” The Scotsman ****
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Charlie Dupré | Writer
Dupré, 35, is a two-time Hammer and Tongue Camden poetry slam champion, and a Jerwood/Arvon Playwriting Mentee (2019/20). His previous plays include ‘The Stories of Shakey P’, which was co-commissioned by the RSC and toured extensively; and ‘Macblair’, which played the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes 2017 to critical acclaim. He plays the role of Jacob Rees-Mogg in the show.
Alexandra Spencer-Jones | Director
Spencer-Jones directed Action to the Word’s A Clockwork Orange and Dracula, and was the recipient of the Musical Theatre Matters UK award for Best Emerging Artist.
Show taking place at Tristan Bates Theatre. TICKETS HERE.
1a Tower Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP Mon 5 Aug 2019 – Sat 12 Aug 2019 7.45pm Tickets: £12 (£10) Book tickets via
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