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The 47th Tickets

Old Vic Theatre

Attend the greatest political show on earth - the 2024 presidential election - as Mike Bartlett’s darkly funny new play opens in London.

America heads to the polls

Trump vs Harris 2024 is thrillingly predicted on stage in the world premiere of Mike Bartlett’s darkly funny new play, The 47th.

In 2024, it’s polling day for the US election. With democracy at risk and the keys to the White House up for grabs, who will triumph, and what will they do to get there? The 47th imagines the dark political underbelly of US politics as Donald Trump and Kamala Harris fight to become the next President of the United States.

Told in verse form, this provocative play is directed by Rupert Goold and follows in the footsteps of Bartlett’s Olivier Award-winning King Charles III, which turned the future of the British monarchy into a Shakespearean-inspired prophecy.

Bertie Carvel stars as Donald Trump, having already taken on controversial news titan Rupert Murdoch in James Graham’s Ink. Tamara Tunie co-stars as Kamala Harris, with Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump.

Viciously funny and full of perceptive insights about modern politics, attend the greatest political show on earth at the Old Vic Theatre with The 47th tickets.

Performance dates:
27 May 2022 - 28 May 2022
Running time:
2 hours and 35 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+
Audience Notes:
This production contains strong language.

The 47th Reviews

56 Reviews
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars34%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Stars2%

User Reviews

Imagine if Donald Trump allegedly poisoned Joe Biden making Kamala Harris the president of the USA, Trump then runs against Harris in the 2024 presidential campaign with Ivanka Trump as his running mate. This is a funny political satire making use o Read more

Performance date: 23 May 2022

Astonishing impression of Trump and a riveting and funny play. Clever staging with the circular, ramped and revolving stage allowing “Trump” to drive his golf cart up to the centre. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Performance date: 07 May 2022

This is a comedy. From the first view of Trump, scooting around the stage in his golf cart, he's a joy to watch. The actor gets it about 99% right! Certainly looks the part, too. It's a damn dark comedy, though. Written in blank verse (!), it obvi Read more

Performance date: 11 April 2022
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