The Vote 2019

A rehearsed reading of The Vote 2019 by James Graham, created by Josie Rourke & James Graham

“Possibly the most important election of our lifetime.” (BBC)

The Vote 2019 looks at what happens in Britain on election night through the eyes of those at the polling station. Once every 5 years – although, in recent times, increasingly more! – we assert our rights as citizens to uphold or replace our government. As we engage with democracy, we do it in the most unremarkable and understated ways – in local parish churches, primary schools and community centres across the country. James Graham set out to illuminate “the diverse, diligent and often hilarious individuals” who turn the “unglamorous” settings of polling stations into “places where history is made.” Labelled “a glorious night at the polling station” (Observer) and “brilliantly apt” (Telegraph),the original Donmar production was broadcast live on More4 in 2015 and nominated for a BAFTA.

“Putting this show together back in 2015 was the most fun I’ve had in a theatre. I love the idea of updating James’ affectionate and wise comedy for the 2019 election. It’s glorious to bring so many of these actors back together, and I hope it’s a reunion that becomes a tradition.” Josie Rourke

On this historic evening, set in real time in the final 90 minutes of polling, we invite you to join us for this special one off event and share this extraordinary evening together.

Date: Thursday 12 December 2019
Time: 20:30 – 22:00
Venue: Bush House Auditorium, Bush House, King’s College, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

Cast includes: Catherine Tate, Nina Sosanya, Mark Gatiss, Michael Shaeffer, Tommy French, Hadley Fraser, Llewella Gideon, Rachel Denning, Rosalie Craig, MyAnna Buring, Aicha Kossoko, Jackie Clune, Joanna Griffin, Yusra Wursama, Rita Balogun, Paul Chahidi, Stephen Kennedy, Heather Craney, Fisayo Akinade, Bill Paterson, Eddie Arnold, Wanda Opalinska, Nicholas Burns, Lisa Caruccio Came.
Narrator – Simon Russell Beale
Steven Crosswell – Mark Gatiss
Kirsty Henderson – Catherine Tate
Laura Williams – Nina Sosanya
Alan Walker – Gerard Horan
Grace Botchway – Llewella Gideon
Pravin Shah – Sartaj Garewal
Fred Norris – Gawn Grainger
Jonathan Clarke – Fisayo Akinade
Jerome Hanikie – Calvin Demba
Alastair Swift – Hadley Fraser
Alia Aminu – Aicha Kossoko
Emma Watts – Penny Ryder
Alexandra Peters – Wanda Opalinska
Rochena Peters – Beverley Longhurst
Tom Baird – Prasanna Puwanarajah
Tilde Larson – MyAnna Buring
Jasmine Lennon – Rita Balogun
Carla Wu – Shaofan Wilson
Paul Alleyne – Eddie Arnold
Gerry Henderson – Michael Shaeffer
Lucas Henderson – Tommy French
Kenneth Robson – Nicholas Burns
Louisa Robson – Rosalie Craig
Colin Henderson – James Graham
Kaylee Devan – Joanna Griffin
Howard Roberts – Paul Chahidi
Stuart Coghlan – Stephen Kennedy
Christine Metcalf – Susan Brown
Lola Metcalf – Finty Williams
Maria Ferreira – Lisa Caruccio Came
Adeyami Abudu – Nonso Anozie
Simon Featherstone – Bill Paterson
Claire Dunn – Rachel Denning
Margaret Tann – Jackie Clune
Terri Fletcher – Heather Craney
Hanni Yonis – Yusra Warsama

Director – Josie Rourke
Associate Director – Sean Linnen
Stage Management – Julian Johnson and Kyle Campbell
Press Representation – Anna Arthur

Special thanks to Henny Finch and the team at the Donmar Warehouse

Produced by Nica Burns for Nimax Theatres Limited

General Management – Douglas McJannet and Julia Nye for Arden Entertainment

Nimax Theatres Team:

Laurence Miller
Nicholas Robinson
Verdiana Pollano
Sam Harris
Marc Murphy
Liv Marshall
Kate Kennelly
Caroline Monk
Stephanie Creed
Geoff Summerton
Mark Smedley
James Charlton
Adam Ellacott & Garrick Theatre team


Philippa Quinn
Olivia Alexander
George Wakely
Georgia Cook
Danny Merrill

Thanks to Blue Hire, Autograph Sound, Studio Hire, Hungarian Cultural Centre, King’s Venues’ Team, at Bush House, Gordon & Co,

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