Event name

Boris the Third

Presented By: Something for the Weekend

Event name 24 29 Aug 2022
16:10

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When Boris Johnson was 18 he played Richard III. Apparently, he wasn’t prepared, didn’t learn his lines and the result was chaos.

Boris the Third is a comedy imagining of what that school play might have been like. Will young Boris play the clown, charming his critics, or will he be remembered as the villain?

A possible origin story for one of the most colourful and divisive figures in modern British politics. This is one illicit party you won’t want to miss.

Written and directed by Adam Meggido, starring Mischief Theatre favourite, Harry Kershaw, as Boris.

★★★★ ‘[A] skilfully written script […] filled with slapstick comedy slickly delivered by the ensemble cast. Harry Kershaw is deliciously despicable.’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Harry Kershaw is magnetic as Boris… [a] darkly enjoyable play.’ Entertainment Now

★★★★Boris III is a superb production [and…] Harry Kershaw is hysterical as Boris.’ Theatre Scotland

★★★★ 'Played out with considerable imagination... Plenty of laughter... Harry Kershaw plays this early version of Boris with uncanny accuracy.' Fringe Review

★★★★ 'A lively tribute to a farcical time in politics...tightly written and fast-paced.' The Wee Review

‘A hilarious backstage farce... The ingenious script blends the past with the present and adds lots of teasing references to Boris’s career as the clownish king of Downing Street.’ The Spectator

★★★★Critics’ Choice ‘[A] skilfully written script […] filled with slapstick comedy slickly delivered by the ensemble cast. Harry Kershaw is deliciously despicable.’ The Scotsman

Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance One

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Comedy Satire Theatre

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Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance One

24 29 Aug 2022
16:10

BOOK TICKETS

Event Information:

Venue Number: 33

Age Rating: 14+

Event Warnings:

This show contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.

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