Who Is No. 1?
18th - 20th October
The Foundry Group presents
Who Is No. 1?
1967. Patrick McGoohan, the world's highest-paid actor, having already turned down James Bond, walks out of his hit series for a new project that seems to encapsulate all the paranoia, intrigue and psychedelic insanity of the swinging sixties. Backing him is Lew Grade, Britain's leading impresario, head of a legendary entertainment dynasty. Together they make The Prisoner, a cult TV masterpiece - the most written-about TV series of all time. But, through all the tensions, strains, triumphs and controversies, there's one question that remains: "Who is No. 1?"
The latest comedy play from the award-winning writing duo Brian Mitchell (co-writer of 'The Ministry of Biscuits') and Joseph Nixon (co-writer of West-End hit 'The Shark Is Broken') explores the age-old tensions between artist and patron, prophet and king, telling the truth and pleasing the crowd, and why artists sometimes risk everything for their vision.
Performed by Alister O'Loughlin ('The Tragedian' - Prodigal Theatre), Ross Gurney-Randall ('An Audience with Henry VIII' - The Foundry Group) and Robert Cohen ('The Trials of Harvey Matusow') in a special preview presentation from the Foundry Group, winners of OffWestEnd.com's award for theatre, Brighton Fringe 2022.
90 minutes including 15 min interval * suitability: 15+ (some swearing)