Features
Features > Enter stage left: plays about political infighting in Westminster are successful in the West End

20 September 2017 | by Mark Lawson

Enter stage left: plays about political infighting in Westminster are successful in the West End


Political drama

 

Theatre has generally been wary of drama about Parliament, due to producers’ fears about both content – reflecting a traditional English view that politics are inherently boring – and box-office prospects, as a left-wing political play risks alienating potential ticket-buyers from the Right, and vice versa.

As a result, the list of classic plays about the practice (rather than the social consequences) of politics has been short – until recently. 





Subscriptions

Subscribe to The Tablet from just £7.99 for 30 days
3 options available
Subscribe


Share this story

Article List



Latest Issue
Digital/PDF Version

PDF version (iPad-friendly)

Previous Issues
Tablet Subscription

Manage my subcription here

Manage
Top