Tag Archives: James Graham

Ink

Almeida Theatre, London (****)

© Marc Brenner, Richard Coyle as Larry Lamb, newly recruited Sun editor and Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch, plotting and setting his sights on winning...

© Marc Brenner, Richard Coyle as Larry Lamb, newly recruited Sun editor and Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch, plotting and setting his sights on winning…

He likes his politics and history does James Graham who has given us some cracking examples of the unholy alliances that pass for politics in this and probably every country, starting with Eden’s Empire a decade ago and leading up to the blissfully funny The Vote (Donmar) on Election Night 2015 and This House, now setting off on a national tour. Continue reading

This House

Garrick Theatre, London (****)

© Johan Persson, Steffan Rhodri, Labour Whip, Walter Harrison and Tory opposite number, Nathaniel Parker as Jack Weatherill

© Johan Persson, Steffan Rhodri, Labour Whip, Walter Harrison and Tory opposite number, Nathaniel Parker as Jack Weatherill

James Graham is turning into one of our most treasured stage political commentators. Having first emerged ten years ago with the small but perfectly formed (and award winning) Eden’s Empire at the Finborough, This House, which has taken on a life of its own since its first appearance at the National Theatre in 2012 in the Cottesloe Theatre is on a far grander scale. Continue reading

Monster Raving Loony

Soho Theatre, London (****)

© Steve Tanner, Samuel James as Screaming Lord Sutch

© Steve Tanner, Samuel James as Screaming Lord Sutch

With a long and honourable tradition of poking fun at our politics and politicians, James Graham has plundered the back catalogue of popular British comedy and satire to come up with this hilarious, rough and ready but affectionate portrait of one of the stranger phenomenon thrown up by our electoral system, Screaming Lord Sutch. Continue reading

The Vote

Donmar Theatre, London

© Johan Persson

© Johan Persson

Having pushed digital and political boundaries with Privacy, their previous Donmar collaboration, Josie Rourke and James Graham have now broken further new ground with The Vote – a play whose opening night on May 7th coinciding with General Election night was also its final performance. Continue reading