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The world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s new play The 47th, directed by Rupert Goold announced

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

An Old Vic, Sonia Friedman Productions & Annapurna Theatre co-production

‘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?

29 Mar–28 May 2022, press night 08 Apr 2022

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.

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