An Honourable Man, the debut play from Westminster insider Michael McManus, is undoubtedly “a political play with a difference”, declares Terry Eastham in his four-star praise for the premiere production at the White Bear Theatre. What have other critics – including Mates Libby Purves (Theatre Cat), Anne Cox (Stage Review) and Emma Clarendon (Love London Love Culture) – been saying? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
“Brexit? Never mind Brexit. What if the Brexit vote, UKIP, even the BNP and the EDL – what if all that was just the beginning?”
Joe Newman is the mainstream Labour MP for a traditional, working-class constituency in the North of England – until Momentum try to oust him. Unwittingly, they unleash a populist tide that could destroy not only Labour and the Conservatives – but also every assumption anyone has ever made about what is acceptable in the mainstream of British politics.
The premiere production of Michael McManus‘ An Honourable Man, directed by Jolley Gosnold, stars Timothy Harker as Joe Newman, alongside Lisa Bowerman (as Anne), Max Keeble (Sam), Thomas Mahy (Josh), Dee Sadler (Liz) and Annie Tyson (Maggie), all reprising their roles from the summer showcase.
An Honourable Man runs from 20 November to 8 December 2018 at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11. Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Sunday matinees at 4pm. Tickets are priced £18 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!