Brexit - King's Head Theatre


Thursday 11 October 2018


London Fringe - Shows

A sold-out smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's play, Brexit, receives it's London premiere this Autumn.
Timothy Bentinck in Brexit at the King's Head Theatre

Photo by Steve Ullathorne


Starring Timothy Bentinck, Thom Tuck, Pippa Evans, Lucy Montgomery and Adam Astill, and directed by Tom Salinsky, Brexit will be at Islington's King's Head Theatre from 30 October to 17 November 2018.


The play is set in 2020 when The Gordian Knot of Brexit remains tightly tangled.


To keep a united government and to achieve an exit deal remains incompatible ... or is it?


Is Adam Masters the man of the moment?


The political miracle worker of his generation?


The Wizard of Westminster?


The Gary Kasparov in this drawn-out game of political chess?


Adam has won the Tory leadership contest.


He was the only candidate all factions of his party could agree on.


But the poison chalice is not for him and he has a foolproof plan; a cunning scheme to unite his MPs for the final stages of the Brexit negotiations.


It's easy; a piece of cake; child's play.


All he has to do is ... just ... umm just ... now, what was it again? ...


How's it supposed to go?


What was that killer move? ....


Writers Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky met at university and have written together on-and-off ever since.


Robert Khan read law at the Universities of Southampton and Cambridge and was called to the Bar in 1995.


Since then he has worked variously in Parliament, policy and politics.


Tom Salinsky is the artistic director of improvisation company The Spontaneity Shop, co-author of the book The Improv Handbook and he teaches presenting, public speaking and storytelling for a wide-range of corporate clients.


He was in the cast for the improvised Radio 4 Drama A Time To Dance, which was nominated for a Sony Award.


Together, Messrs Khan and Salinsky co-written works include Coalition (Real class, don't miss it **** The Times, ...slick and funny **** The Scotsman, an absolute gem ***** Sunday Express), Kingmaker (Clever observations combine with cutting one-liners to hugely entertaining effect Three Weeks, Sharply satirical writing The List) and Impossible (Intriguing... enjoyable... told with terrific style **** The Scotsman, Thematic sharpness, entertaining brio, artfully strong, full of well imagined lines... a winner. ***** Libby Purves, Theatrecat.com.)


They have also written numerous Doctor Who dramas for Big Finish, most recently Kingdom of Lies starring Peter Davison and Patsy Kensit.


Timothy Bentinck is best known for his long-running role as David Archer in the BBC Radio 4 series The Archers and Tom Lacey in the classic BBC TV drama series By The Sword Divided.


He has a wealth of television experience including The Royal Bodyguard with David Jason, The Thick Of It, Twenty Twelve and Broken News.


His stage roles include the Pirate King in the celebrated production of The Pirates of Penzance at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Captain Brice in Arcadia at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Hubert Laurie in Night Must Fall also at the Haymarket.


Mr Bentinck's autobiography Being David Archer - and other unusual ways of earning a living was published by Constable in 2017.


Synopsis


A new Tory PM must unite his party's warring factions with his masterful plan for a final Brexit deal.


Just ... what was it again?


A new satire by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky.


Cast


Timothy Bentinck

Thom Tuck

Pippa Evans

Lucy Montgomery

Adam Astill


Creatives


Author: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky
Director: Tom Salinsky
Production:  The Spontaneity Shop in association with King's Head Theatre

Venue


King's Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
Islington
London
N1 1QN

Dates


From: Tuesday 30 October 2018

Closes: Saturday 17 November 2018

Tickets


Previews:

£10 (30 Oct)

£14 (31 Oct)

Standard: £19.50

Concessions: From Thu 1 Nov onwards: £18 over 60s & Equity (20 per performance); £10 under 30s (Tuesdays only - 20 per performance); £5 unwaged (matinees only - 20 per performance)


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Links


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