Written by America’s most acclaimed political playwright Pulitzer & Tony winner(Hacksaw Ridge – Academy Award).


Bush Theatre


Jesse Jones


Jason Watkins
Zawe Ashton

Meet the cast

Jason Watkins is BAFTA winning and Olivier Nominated actor. A much-loved face of British drama; he recently appeared as Solomon Coop in Taboo, Tim Ifield in Line of Duty and Mr Humphries in the tribute to Are You Being Served. He also plays Simon Harwood in W1A, Herrick in Being Human, Gavin in Trollied, and Gordon Shakespeare in the Nativity! film series. His lead role in two-part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies won him the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor of 2015.

Zawe Ashton is an actor, writer and director. Zawe’s work on stage includes the role of Claire in the recently critically acclaimed revival of The Maids at Trafalgar Studios. Other theatre credits include Splendour at The Donmar Warehouse, Gone Too Far!, Rhinoceros, The Arsonists, Narrative (The Royal Court), This Wide Night (Clean Break/Soho Theatre), Salome (Headlong), Othello (The Globe), All The Little Things we Crushed (The Almeida).

Meet the writer

Robert Schenkkan is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1992 for his play The Kentucky Cycle and his play All the Way earned the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play. He has three Emmy Nominations and one WGA Award.

Meet the director

Jesse a theatre maker from Bristol, was Co-founding Artistic Director of the Wardrobe Theatre and is a founding member of award winning company, The Wardrobe Ensemble. Jesse has recently finished an 18-month residency at Royal & Derngate, Northampton having been awarded the prestigious Regional Theatre young Directors Scheme bursary and is currently on a residency at The Old Vic as part of the Old Vic 12.