OCT 16 - NOV 8
Sunday and Monday, 8:45pm, 60 mins
Simon Jay’s “remarkable satiric performance” (British Theatre Guide) as Donald Trump comes to the King’s Head after a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. As the American presidential election comes to a head, come and quiz the most dangerous man in politics about what’s next for the world – because if he gets his way, he’ll be in charge of it.
580,963 people signed a petition to ban Donald J. Trump from entering the UK. Yet he’s here in London in all his horrifying glory. Immerse yourself in Trump’s vision of the world before he blows it to kingdom come. Witness the way he works an audience up into a fervour, ask him all the burning questions and see what a world would be like if The Donald was president. From five-star writer and performer Simon Jay, this absurdist satire of the next US President is as demented, hysterical and disturbed as the man himself.
Trumpageddon was originally presented at the Edinburgh Fringe, and after numerous 4/5 star reviews returns in the final lead-up to the American election, including a special election night performance on Nov 8th. Actor Simon Jay performs as Donald Trump, using his own lines in a part-improvised performance that demands questions from its audience and doesn’t follow a script – much like the man himself!
Simon Jay says “This is so out of my comfort zone. I’m the antithesis of him, really – a gay, liberal, English socialist who usually prefers playing women. If you hear some of the things he says, it makes you recoil. By taking them verbatim out of his mouth and into the mouth of this Trump caricature, hopefully it will expose just how ridiculous and dangerous his views are.”
“expertly surfs a wave of disdain for political correctness (…) a confident and sometimes brutal ad-libbing ability” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“there is no doubting the humour and wit of the piece, which rolls along at breakneck speed from beginning to end” The List