Long-listed: Max Irons - Milton Shulman award for outstanding newcomer - Evening Standard Awards
The Large, Southwark Playhouse - 11 September 2013 - 5 October 2013
★★★★ '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.”