The People Vs Donald Trump
Wednesday 6 September 2017
London Fringe - Premieres - Shows
The London Theatre will showcase the world premiere of this political satire, which aims to 'pull no punches' and includes a semi-improvised trial of Trump - runs from 19 to 24 September 2017.
Image: The London Theatre
The London Theatre is to stage the world premiere of political satire The People Vs Donald Trump.
The play will run six nights only in London from 19 to 24 September, before moving to a larger venue.
The piece is described as a highly provocative and entertaining expose of what one imagines has occurred “behind closed doors” during combustible interactions between Trump, his family members, and associates, and is followed by a semi-improvised trial, where writer Max Lopert and Trump performer Matthew Shelton debate Trump's actions in office.
Apparently, no punches are going to be pulled in a 'daring and unprecedented depiction of Trump', and everyone's worst suspicions of how this man got elected and pushed his way to the top are set to be realized on stage.
The play is written by American playwright Max Lopert, formerly a successful trial lawyer with experience as a Special Attorney in the US Attorney's Office in San Francisco.
His extraordinary record in winning jury trials, both for the federal government and in private practice, will be displayed in the cross-examination of Trump at the climax of the play.
The part of Donald Trump will be played by US actor/director Matthew Shelton.
His mother, Jean Shelton, is the renowned San Francisco acting instructor; his late father, Robert Elross, was an actor; and his brother and sister, Christian Phillips and Wendy Phillips, are both actor-directors.
Matthew is artistic director of Shelton Theater, specialising in method acting (as taught by Stella Adler and popularised by Marlon Brando), where he teaches acting, directs plays and short films, and occasionally acts in independent films.
The London Theatre
443 New Cross Road
London SE14 6TA
19 to 24 September 2017
Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm
Sunday matinee at 5pm
Running time: 75 mins
Age guidance: 18+