Paige Britain, ambitious news editor of red-top The Free Press learns about phone-hacking by an innocent informant.
Before long, she’s blackmailing her way into positions of power and influence with the Metropolitan Police and the leader of the Conservative Party.
Richard Bean’s fast and furious new play, Great Britain, is an anarchic, foul-mouthed satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. After radiant notices at the National Theatre, it now transfers to the West End.
With any resemblance to the true-life story of Rebekah Brooks purely coincidental, Great Britain is just as hilarious as One Man, Two Guv’nors, but with the added dimension that it’s bursting with razor-sharp observations about contemporary society. Nicholas Hytner directs.
Great Britain Performance Times
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Age Restrictions: Age 15+ – Strong language from the start
Show Opened: 9th Sep 2014
Booking Until: 10th Jan 2015