Written by Jonathan Maitland, The Last Temptation Of Boris Johnson is a timely comedy-drama which imagines an insight into the mind of one of the most polarising politicians of our time.
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?
Navigating a career in politics and the media, Boris, in an unexpected turn of events, soon finds himself mired in controversy.
Leading the cast as Boris Johnson will be Will Barton. Barton has played Boris before, in the 2017 BBC2 drama Theresa V Boris, and his most recent theatre 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.
Jonathan Maitland is the author of Park Theatre hits Dead Sheep and An Audience With Jimmy Savile pens this new brilliant drama-comedy at the Park Theatre.