Mike Bartlett is very prolific, but this Restoration-style satire on society at London’s Lyric Hammersmith is sadly timid and predictable.
Mike Bartlett has made a bit of an art out of notions of the counter-factual future. In The 47th, he grounds his flights of fancy in the knowledge of institutions, people and political tides.
Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s new blank-verse future history play, The 47th, which stars Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump. It’s now running at London’s Old Vic Theatre until 28 May 2022.