Author Archives: Tom Crawshaw

Mark Lawson in the Guardian

Here’s Mark Lawson in today’s Guardian, discussing my latest show as it returns to Edinburgh in the post-Brexit climate…

One gamble with history that has spectacularly paid off is the return of one of last year’s hits, David Benson’s portrayal of the cabinet’s only surviving Old Etonian in Tom Crawshaw’s play Boris: World King

A daring tonal shift in the script – a furious moral interlude in which the audience is warned that Johnson may not be as harmless as his rumpled buffoonery suggests – has even more force when aimed at the holder of one of the great offices of state.”

It’s on page 22 of the main Guardian – or online here.

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Boris sells out

20150809_131241A few days into the Edinburgh Fringe and I can report that Boris: World King is selling-out each day. Very exciting as we moved up to a 175-seat space this year.

Tickets for each performance are usually gone by the late morning of the show, so if you’re planning to see it do book in advance.

 

 

 

Boris Recommended

Boris Sunday Post low resBoris: World King is recommended as Best of the Fest: 10 Show You Can’t Miss in the Sunday Post today.

It’s also one of the highlights picked by the Daily Mail this weekend. (No online versions of the articles sadly.) They spelt my name “Tom Crenshaw” but, let’s be honest, it’s hardly the worst thing the Daily Mail have ever written…

The society pages

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Coverage of my Herculean task at rewriting Boris: World King numerous times as the news kept changing continues today, as the Evening Standard called to interview me for the Diary Section.

Usually given over to posh drinks evenings they’ve been to and celebrity gossip, today’s lead appears to be that I’m rewriting my play about Boris!

They didn’t even ask me how much my house is worth…

See it in today’s Evening Standard if you’re in London. Or online here.

My Scotsman column today

I’ve been asked to guest-write a column for the Scotsman today – discussing the challenges of writing a play about a changeable figure like Boris.the-scotsman

Particularly relevant as he’s become Foreign Secretary literally in the middle of my writing this article about how he keeps surprising us.

It’s the Arts Platform piece on page 21 of today’s Scotsman (in case you can get a copy). Or you can read an online version here.

Boris: World King returns to the Edinburgh Fringe from 3-29 August, 5:40pm at the Pleasance Dome.

 

Broadway Brexit

Broadway World have interviewed me ahead of Boris: World King heading back to the Edinburgh Fringe this August. With all the post-Brexit turmoil, my show about Britain’s favourite comedy-politician is in need of a bit of re-writing. But a great chance to reflect the new context and story of a suddenly topical man…

Interview here

and their article on the rewrites here.

Boris: World King runs at the Pleasance Dome, 5:40pm each day of the Edinburgh Fringe (3-29 August).

Nonsense In Buxton

Following a run at the Arts Theatre, I’m very glad that my Austen/Jurassic Park – spoof Nonsense & Sensibility will be travelling north to the Buxton Fringe this July.

It will be playing at Underground Venues, in a co-production between Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company and Three’s Company. It will star La Sykes and Maddie Gould and be directed by Yaz Al-Shaater.

So pop on your bonnets, jump in the barouch-landou and visit the Georgian spa-town of Buxton this July for some Austentatious fun! Tickets from here.