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!
‘Gets my vote’: AN HONOURABLE MAN – White Bear Theatre
Michael McManus’ An Honourable Man which has arrived at London’s White Bear Theatre, after a successful tryout earlier this year.
PHOTOS: First look at An Honourable Man en route to Downing Street
After a try-out in June, the Popular People’s Movement has returned to the White Bear Theatre en route to Westminster (or perhaps the West End?) care of An Honourable Man, a frighteningly timely new political drama written by Parliamentary insider Michael McManus. Check out our first-look production photos gallery – and then get booking!
‘This fascinating, timely play is steeped in bitter experience’: AN HONOURABLE MAN – White Bear Theatre ★★★★
Michael McManus – writer, formerly of the Press Complaints Commission and IPSO, has been a special adviser in three government departments over decades and made valiant attempts at getting selected himself. He knows the mould, and how mouldy it can get. So this fascinating, timely play, An Honourable Man, is steeped in bitter experience.
THE ROUNDABOUT – Park Theatre
Bessie Carter has the knack of moving seamlessly from a carefree, smiley young woman, to a conniving estranged daughter, to an opinionated Communist. Facial expressions that she puts to excellent use in abundance speak volumes.