2024. As America goes to the polls, democracy itself is on the brink. Who takes the White House – and at what cost?
Mike Bartlett's viciously funny and foreboding The 47th is a dazzling glimpse into the underbelly of the greatest political show on earth: the US presidential race.
"Gripping... relentlessly enthralling... a wilfully audacious drama... and my god it's entertaining: the plot grips mercilessly... tremendous."- Time Out
"Utterly, utterly gripping... the serious imaginative heft of Bartlett's writing is thrilling... both fascinating and frightening... sensational... a knockout punch."- WhatsOnStage
"Mike Bartlett's satire blends billionaire pomp with political chicanery, dynastic family drama and blank verse... the play sparkles with delightful lines."- Guardian