My EQView feature this week is a preview of The Vote, a play which will be broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse to British TV screens on More4 tonight, the night of the General Election.
My EQView preview of The Vote is here:
Cut and pasted from the EQView website:
THE VOTE – PREVIEW
General election fever has not only taken over the EQView homepage, but has also gripped the Arts Section. Here I am previewing The Vote, a play the whole of Britain can experience for themselves on General Election night (Thursday 7 May) when the production will be beamed live from the Donmar Warehouse to TV screens across the nation on More4.
Set in a fictional London polling station, The Vote dramatises the final 90 minutes before the polls close in the 2015 General Election. The play looks at what happens in Britain on election night through the eyes of the many diverse characters we find at the polling station.
The play has a very large ensemble cast (39 actors in total), including star names such as Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss, Catherine Tate and Timothy West.
The huge ensemble cast represents the diversity of modern day Britain and the play will look at all of these characters, exploring the election through a range of perspectives.
The Vote is a new play by one of my favourite contemporary “political” playwrights, James Graham. Examples of his earlier work that I have enjoyed immensely include Tory Boyz (Soho Theatre), This House (National Theatre) and Privacy (Donmar Warehouse).
I think the play will be best experienced when you know nothing more than what I have written, so on General Election night just tune in to More4, sit back, relax and enjoy!
The Vote will be broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse in London’s West End to More4 from 8.25pm to 10pm on Thursday 7 May, the night of the General Election.