The 47th tickets at the Old Vic Theatre, London

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The Old Vic presents The 47th, the thrilling new play from award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett.

Set in 2024 as the US heads to the polls to elect the next, 47th President of the United States of America, this viciously funny play offers a chaotic glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth – the next presidential race.

Who is starring in The 47th?

The 47th stars Olivier Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump, alongside Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump and Tamara Tunie as Kamal Harris.

The cast is completed by James Cooney as Charlie Takahashi, James Garnon as Ted Cruz, Richard Hansell as Steve Richetti, Oscar Lloyd as Donald Junior, Jenni Maitland as Heidi Cruz, Freddie Meredith as Eric Trump, Ben Onwukwe as Barack Obama, Cherrelle Skeete as Tina Flournoy, Ami Tredrea as Rosie Takahashi and Simon Williams as Joe Biden, with all other parts played by the company.

Who is the creative team?

The play is directed by acclaimed Almeida artistic director Rupert Goold, who reunites with Bartlett following their 2014 collaboration with King Charles III. The creative team also consists of set by Miriam Buether, costume by Evie Gurney, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Tony Gayle, original music and sound score by Adam Cork, video by Ash J Woodward, movement by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up by Richard Mawbey, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, US casting by Jim Carnahan, voice by Joel Trill and dialect by Brett Tyne.

The 47th runs at the Old Vic Theatre from 29 March to 28 May 2022.


Show Information

Age restrictions
12+
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 28 May 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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Important Notes

This production contains use of strong language.


Venue Information

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501
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The 47th – Reviews at the Old Vic starring Bertie Carvel ★★★
Reviews are in for Mike Bartlett's new play The 47th which has opened at the Old Vic theatre in London. This biting new play about Donald Trump and the next US presidential election, stars Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump, Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump, Tamara Tunie as Kamal Harris, Simon Williams as Joe Biden and Ben Onwukwe as Barak Obama. Written by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett, the play is directed by the Almeida Theatre's artistic director Rupert Goold, who reunites with Bartlett following their 2014 collaboration with King Charles III. The 47th is set in 2024 as the US heads to the polls to elect the next, 47th President of the United States of America. Other cast in the play include James Cooney as Charlie Takahashi, James Garnon as Ted Cruz, Richard Hansell as Steve Richetti, Oscar Lloyd as Donald Junior, Jenni Maitland as Heidi Cruz, Freddie Meredith as Eric Trump, Cherrelle Skeete as Tina Flournoy, Ami Tredrea as Rosie Takahashi, with all other parts played by the company. The complete creative team includes set by Miriam Buether, costume by Evie Gurney, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Tony Gayle, original music and sound score by Adam Cork, video by Ash J Woodward, movement by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up by Richard Mawbey, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, US casting by Jim Carnahan, voice by Joel Trill and dialect by Brett Tyne. The 47th runs at the Old Vic Theatre from 29 March to 28 May 2022. Book tickets to The 47th at the Old Vic theatre in London More reviews to follow as published
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First Look Photo: Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump and the cast of The 47th at the Old Vic
Olivier Award -winning actor Bertie Carvel is transformed into Donald Trump in Rupert Goold's production of Mike Bartlett's new play The 47th at the Old Vic theatre in London. Bartlett's biting satire about the next US presidential election is a viciously funny play offering a chaotic glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth – the next presidential race. The show opened last night, 8 April 2022, at the Old Vic, with reviews starting to come in, and runs until 28 May 2022. The play also stars Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump, Tamara Tunie as Kamal Harris, Simon Williams as Joe Biden, Ben Onwukwe as Barak Obama, James Cooney as Charlie Takahashi, James Garnon as Ted Cruz, Richard Hansell as Steve Richetti, Oscar Lloyd as Donald Junior, Jenni Maitland as Heidi Cruz, Freddie Meredith as Eric Trump, Ben Onwukwe as Barack Obama, Cherrelle Skeete as Tina Flournoy, Ami Tredrea as Rosie Takahashi and Simon Williams as Joe Biden. Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump in The 47th The complete creative team includes set by Miriam Buether, costume by Evie Gurney, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Tony Gayle, original music and sound score by Adam Cork, video by Ash J Woodward, movement by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up by Richard Mawbey, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, US casting by Jim Carnahan, voice by Joel Trill and dialect by Brett Tyne. Book tickets to The 47th at the Old Vic theatre in London Photos by Marc Brenner [ngg src="galleries" ids="774" display="pro_horizontal_filmstrip"]
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Mike Bartlett play The 47th at the Old Vic announces full cast to join Bertie Carvel
Simon Williams (Upstairs, Downstairs) to play Joe Biden and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning) as Barak Obama, joining Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump, Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump and Tamara Tunie as Kamal Harris The Old Vic in London has confirmed the full cast and creatives for its new production, The 47th, by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. Olivier Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel has already been announced to play Donald Trump in the show, alongside Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump and Tamara Tunie as Kamal Harris. The cast is completed by James Cooney as Charlie Takahashi, James Garnon as Ted Cruz, Richard Hansell as Steve Richetti, Oscar Lloyd as Donald Junior, Jenni Maitland as Heidi Cruz, Freddie Meredith as Eric Trump, Ben Onwukwe as Barack Obama, Cherrelle Skeete as Tina Flournoy, Ami Tredrea as Rosie Takahashi and Simon Williams as Joe Biden, with all other parts played by the company. The play is directed by the Almeida Theatre's artistic director Rupert Goold, who reunites with Bartlett following their 2014 collaboration with King Charles III. The complete creative team consists of set by Miriam Buether, costume by Evie Gurney, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Tony Gayle, original music and sound score by Adam Cork, video by Ash J Woodward, movement by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up by Richard Mawbey, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, US casting by Jim Carnahan, voice by Joel Trill and dialect by Brett Tyne. The 47th is set in 2024 as the US heads to the polls to elect the next, 47th President of the United States of America. The play promises to be a viciously funny, chaotic glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth – the next presidential race. The 47th runs at the Old Vic Theatre from 29 March to 28 May 2022, produced by the Old Vic, Sonia Friedman productions and Annapurna Theatre. Other Old Vic productions in 2022 include Caryl Churchill's acclaimed play A Number directed by Lyndsey Turner and starring Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu; and Jack Thorne’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, back for its sixth outing this Christmas, directed by Matthew Warchus. The show starts on 12 November 2022, running to 7 January 2023. Mike Bartlett's play COCK is also being revived in London in 2022, with Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton) and Taron Egerton (Rocketman) starring as a gay couple. Directed by Marianne Elliot (War Horse, Company), COCK opens on 5 March 2022 at the Ambassadors Theatre. Also the Lyric Hammersmith will stage the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s comedy Scandaltown in April 2022, directed by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan. Book tickets to The 47th at the Old Vic theatre in London Also booking at the Old Vic: Caryl Churchill's A Number, and A Christmas Carol
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Old Vic to stage new Mike Bartlett play ‘The 47th’, Bertie Carvel stars as Donald Trump
The Old Vic in London is staging the latest play by award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett. Titled The 47th, the play is set in 2024 as the US heads to the polls to elect the next, 47th President of the United States of America. The play promises to be a viciously funny, chaotic glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth – the next presidential race. Olivier Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel has been cast as Donald Trump in the play, alongside Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump and Tamara Tunie as Kamal Harris. The play will be directed by the Almeida Theatre's artistic director Rupert Goold, who reunites with Bartlett following their 2014 collaboration with King Charles III. Bertie Carvel has also worked with Bartlett on audio drama Phoenix, and BBC series Doctor Foster. Carvel and Goold reunite following their acclaimed production of James Graham's political play Ink, where Carvel starred as Rupert Murdoch. The 47th runs at the Old Vic Theatre from 29 March to 28 May 2022, produced by the Old Vic, Sonia Friedman productions and Annapurna Theatre. The artistic director of the Old Vic, Matthew Warchus, told the press today that: "Mike Bartlett’s new play, The 47th, offers a provocative look at our not-too-distant future with equally hilarious and chilling consequences. Directed by Rupert Goold, Mike Bartlett’s zeitgeisty verse play shines a light on the 2024 presidential race – as he did for the coronation in his Olivier award-winning play King Charles III." The Old Vic also announced a number of other productions for 2022, including the London premiere in June of Tinuke Craig’s acclaimed revival of Jitney by August Wilson, following last year's sell out run at the Leeds Playhouse and on tour. Jitney is produced by the Old Vic, Headlong and Leeds Playhouse, and stars Leanne Henlon, Wil Johnson, Geoff Aymer, Leemore Marrett Jr and Tony Marshall. Also revived at the Old Vic in 2022 is Caryl Churchill's acclaimed play A Number directed by Lyndsey Turner and starring Lennie James and Paapa Essiedu; and Jack Thorne’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, back for its sixth outing this Christmas, directed by Matthew Warchus. The show starts on 12 November 2022, running to 7 January 2023. Mike Bartlett's play COCK is also being revived in London in 2022, with Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton) and Taron Egerton (Rocketman) starring as a gay couple. Directed by Marianne Elliot (War Horse, Company), COCK opens on 5 March 2022 at the Ambassadors Theatre. Also the Lyric Hammersmith will stage the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s comedy Scandaltown in April 2022, directed by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan. Bertie Carvel is an acclaimed actor with stage work including Hairy Ape at the Old Vic, and he won an Olivier Award for his role in Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre. Book tickets to The 47th at the Old Vic theatre in London Also booking at the Old Vic: Caryl Churchill's A Number, and A Christmas Carol

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