KINGMAKER was a dark satire about the pursuit of power of a bumbling Tory former Mayor of London.
“Sharply satirical” ★★★★ List
“hugely entertaining” ★★★★ Three Weeks
“…part of the new wave of political satire taking over British theatre” Times.
Set in the bowels of the House of Commons, the play chronicled a satirical tale of political intrigue, gamesmanship and ambition. Former Mayor of London Max Newman is a seasoned politician, scruffy, energetic, seemingly chaotic immensely charming and very ambitious. As the top job becomes vacant, Max knows his time may well have come. He needs to make his move. But will Max’s comic and colourful past return to destroy him?
The play starred Alan Cox, Joanna Bending and Larry Dobiesz. Presented at Pleasance Beneath, Pleasance Edinburgh, St James’ Theatre, London (November 2014), Arts Theatre Upstairs, London (April 2015), Marlborough Theatre, Brighton (April 2015). Directed by Hannah Eidinow.
The London transfer was produced by Hartshorn Hook and the play was widely covered by the national media.