Following Boris Johnson’s promotion to prime minister, the trailer for satire Boris Rex has taken on new levels of meaning. Have a watch, and take a look at images from the show, then book your tickets.
Created by Charlie Dupré, the comedy, which was previously a hit at the Brighton Fringe, runs as part of the Camden Fringe, from 5 to 10 August 2019.
Boris Rex tells the story of its perfidious anti-hero from his boorish days at Oxford University through to a blood-soaked general election, spinning 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.
The production is written by Dupré, who also plays the role of Jacob Rees-Mogg. It follows his previous hit Macblair, which took a similar approach to presenting the career of Tony Blair. When not satirising politicians, Dupré is a spoken word and rap artist who has supported the likes of Scroobius Pip, Ghostpoet and Kate Tempest. He is joined in the cast by Luke Theobald, who portrays the bumbling would-be PM on stage, Henry Bauckham and Lydia Cashman.
Boris Rex production gallery
Boris Rex is directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Artistic Director of the acclaimed Action to the Word, who created award-winning stagings of A Clockwork Orange and Dracula.
The Tristan Bates Theatre has a packed summer of Camden Fringe shows. In addition to Boris Rex, it’s hosting love story between art and science Discord of Discourse, dark romance The Geminus, refugee tale The Net and more.
Boris Rex runs at Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actors Centre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP from 5 to 10 August 2019, with performances Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm. Tickets are priced £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
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— Charlie Dupré (@CharlieDupre) July 5, 2019
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