26 May 2019

The play inspired by Boris Johnson


So could Boris Johnson really be the next Prime Minister?

Despite his colourful private life, diplomatic gaffes and slurs against women who wear the burka, he is the bookies’ favourite to win the Tory leadership race.

But if his actual life wasn’t dramatic enough – it’s inspired a new play – starting with a dinner party at the Johnsons’ house back in 2016 when he was mulling his position on Brexit.

So what does it have to say about the nature of satire in a world that often feels beyond parody?

Cathy Newman has been to find out.