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.
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…
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.
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…
… 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).
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.