Police corruption, political deception and tabloid sensationalism combine at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in Richard Bean's laugh-out-loud satire, Great Britain.
Bawdy, bold and colourful, the show takes no prisoners as it tackles issues such as the shady goings on of the establishment and the dirty tricks employed by tabloid newspapers.
Based on the happenings at a newspaper called The Free Press, Bean's hilarious and worryingly plausible creation charts the desperate actions that are taken in the battle to win over new readers.
Keenly observed and outrageous, the play is bursting with mischievous energy as it gleefully demolishes high-profile figures. Produced by the renowned Nicholas Hytner, this skilfully assembled show has been transferred from the National Theatre where it won rave reviews for its anarchic spirit and razor sharp observations.
Lucy Punch (Hot Fuzz, Bad Teacher) takes up the lead role of Paige Britain, while Ben Mansfield (Primeval) also joins a number of the cast members from the National Theatre's original production.
- Nicholas Hytner