My play BORIS: WORLD KING is in the Guardian Guide today, listed first in the “Top Ten Things To Do This Week” in cultural highlights.
It has just one week left to run at the Pleasance, Edinburgh – book tickets from here!
“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.
A 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: 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…
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.
Nonsense And Sensibility has just been nominated for Best Production and Best New Writing at the 2016 Buxton Fringe.
It sold out its run – and an added performance on the final Saturday. My thanks to Yaz Al-Shaater, La Sykes, Maddie Gould and Bips Mawson for making it happen!
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.
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.
Omnipotent comedy commentator Chortle have picked up the story of my Boris: World King rewrites for Edinburgh. It seems stand-up superstar Bridget Christie is also revisiting her show post-Brexit – although, being obviously more committed to her art, she’s rewriting her entire show!
Still, an honour to be mentioned in the same article as Christie. The article is here.
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…
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.