Armando Iannucci’s Pandemonium comes to the stage at Soho Theatre

Armando Iannucci is to bring Pandemonium to the stage at London’s Soho Theatre.

A wild account of our great leaders grappling with the Pandemic and then with each other, Pandemonium will run from 1 December 2023 – 13 January 2024.

Directed by Patrick Marber, the production will feature a first class company of actors, Faye Castelow, Paul Chahidi, Debra Gillett, Natasha Jayetileke and Amalia Vitale.

A caustic entertainment for the winter months, Pandemonium relates the Johnson-Truss-Sunak years in all their glory. Re-live the horror. The Mess. The Murk. The Lying about the Lies.

Jingle while you mingle. It’s one big party. Bring a suitcase.

The production has set and costume design by Anisha Fields, lighting by Jackie Shemesh, sound and composition by Adam Cork, movement by EJ Boyle, associate direction by Ed Madden, with stage management by Kate Foster, Katie Bachtler & Zoë Mackinnon, illustration by Andy Riley and casting by Jacob Sparrow.

Armando Iannucci said: “I wanted to write something furious and energetic about the past three years. Pandemonium is partly about us wanting those in charge to be up to the job, to be heroes, and the anger that started building when the news of the drinks parties began to emerge.

“And yes, I wanted to write something funny (don’t forget, we also had Liz Truss!). Laughter is a great release, and my aim is for the audience to have a good time and a good laugh, but I also hope it helps people process the tumultuous and crazy time we went through.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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