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.
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