Long-listed: Max Irons - Milton Shulman award for outstanding newcomer - Evening Standard Awards

The Large, Southwark Playhouse  -  11 September 2013 - 5 October 2013


Max Irons

Aysha Kala

Josh O’Connor

Alain Terzoli

Rachel Tucker

Andrew Whipp

Shaun Williamson

★★★★ 'The play is cracking' Daily Mail

★★★★ 'Gripping... this is the kind of play you'll see once and want to go straight back for more.' What's On Stage

'Max Irons has got star quality' The Telegraph

'It's a major coup for independent producer Peter Huntley to be offering this play's UK premiere in such a terrific production.' The Stage

Stephen Bellamy is a bright young man with a ruthless political ambition. At twenty-five, he is already press secretary to a candidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. He is self-confident, charismatic and strategically brilliant; a player on a meteoric rise to the top. But when Stephen receives an unexpected phone call at a crucial period in the campaign, a decision made in the heat of the moment unleashes a chain of events even he can’t control.

Farragut North is an extraordinary journey into the underworld of politics from Beau Willimon, head writer of the hit US version of House of Cards. Farragut North was adapted into The Ides of March, an Oscar and BAFTA-nominated screenplay. This production marks the Farragut North‘s UK premiere.

Beau Willimon said: “London is my favorite city for theater. For years I’ve wanted to bring Farragut North to London audiences. I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Peter Huntley Productions and director Guy Unsworth to bring Farragut North to the Southwark Playhouse.”

Creative Team

Director – Guy Unsworth

Set and Costume Designer – David Woodhead

Lighting Designer – Richard Howell

Sound Designer – Peter Malkin

Composer – Jude Obermüller

Dialect Coach – Nicholas Trumble


Assistant Director – Rick Woska

Costume Supervisor – Pippa Batt

Guitar – John Gregson

Cello – Sophie English

Keyboard/Programming – Jude Obermüller

Recorded at – Banana Row Studios, Edinburgh and Noise at Number 1, London


Graphic Designer – Rebecca Pitt

Production Photographer – Robert Workman

Trailer Producer – Simon Cohen

Trailer Animator – Hakim Ismail

Rehearsal photographer – Jana Chiellino

Press – Susie Safavi


Producer – Peter Huntley

Associate Producers – Daniel Krupnik and Southwark Playhouse

General Manager – 1505


World Première Presented By Atlantic Theater Company, New York City, November 1, 2008


This production has been licensed by arrangement with The Agency (London) Ltd, 24 Pottery Lane, London W11 4LZ


Presented by Special Arrangement with Stephen Pevner, Inc.