3.8 (6) · New Writing

World Premiere


From across the room I saw the President, torchlight playing across his visage.

And the violins began, and the low rumble of the timpani.

I screamed. I ran.

An old farmhouse upstate. Snow is falling. Mountains are falling. Something is breaking apart.

You are formally invited to dinner with the 45th president of the United States.

Critic reviews

Trump inflected fantasia mixes the polemical and the poetic

Arts Desk

The characters are precisely delineated by an excellent cast, particularly Adam James as an increasingly self-aware lawyer

Financial Times

Anne Washburn’s new play is a weird and scathing odyssey into Trump’s America

Time Out

Dazzling wordsmithery with only modest concrete gains

The Telegraph

Liberal Americans slug it out in Anne Washburn’s sprawling play that unpicks the messy demise of democracy

The Guardian

Anne Washburn's take on the Trump presidency is messy, unfathomable but often enthralling

The Stage

In trying to make the darkness visible, in trying to explain Trump, the playwright herself has produced an exhaustingly prolix evening


At its sharpest, this is a dismaying vision of a future in which the super-rich will inherit the earth while liberals sit around camp fires like the dispossessed

Evening Standard

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 11 Feb - Sat 30 Mar, 1.30pm & 7pm


Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA London, UK · Get Directions
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