‘It’s not a game for gentlemen we’re playing,
Political and civilized. This is
It is 2024 and as America goes to the polls, democracy itself is on the brink. Who takes the White House – and at what cost?
The team behind the multi award-winning King Charles III reunite as Rupert Goold directs the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s viciously funny The 47th, a chaotic glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth – the next presidential race. With Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump, Tamara Tunie as Kamala Harris and Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump.
An Old Vic, Sonia Friedman Productions & Annapurna Theatre co-production
This production is generously supported by the American Associates of The Old Vic
Age Recommendation: 12+
This production contains use of strong language.
Highly enjoyable and intelligent play
Rupert Goold’s production crackles
Bertie Carvel is astoundingly good
Fitfully brilliant and always utterly, utterly gripping
Whirlwind, career-defining performance
Echoes of Shakespeare
Bertie Carvel is devilishly good
Bertie Carvel is magnificent
Eloquent and clever, but has surprisingly little to say
A hollow political pageant
Extraordinary observational and mimicking skills of Bertie Carvel
Bertie Carvel’s Trump is spot-on and hilarious
Perfect Trump impression