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Sun May 12 @ 8.00 pm - 9.30 pm£8 – £10
‘Why I can smile… and bumble while I smile.’
The story of Boris Johnson as a Shakespearean tragicomedy, ‘Boris Rex’ follows its perfidious anti-hero from the boorish days of Oxford University, right through to a blood-soaked General Election, to spin a murky tale of ambition, back-stabbing and ultimately.. a national catastrophe.
Borrowing elements from both Julius Caesar and Richard III, the play fuses original verse with newly-penned pentameters, spoken word, comedy and rap. It follows on from Charlie Dupré’s 2017 Edinburgh Fringe hit, ‘Macblair’ (Top 6 hot picks for political shows – The Scotsman).
Part of York International Shakespeare Festival 2019, at the Dogrose Theatre – a new pop-up space above the York Gin shop.