Boris III makes its world premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Pleasance One – Pleasance Courtyard. ‘Boris III’ has been written and directed by Olivier Award-winner Adam Meggido (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.) He is also the director of three Olivier-nominated comedies for Mischief Theatre.
When Boris Johnson was eighteen years old, he played Richard III in a school play at Eton. Apparently, he wasn’t prepared, didn’t learn his lines, and the result was chaos. Boris III is a comedy imagining of what that production might have been like. Will young Boris play the clown and charm his critics, or will he be remembered as the villain? A possible origin story for one of the most colourful and divisive figures in modern British politics – this is one illicit party you won’t want to miss.
“I read an article that Boris played Richard III at Eton. He was something of a golden boy at the time, popular, seemingly a team player, and tipped for success. However, he didn’t learn his lines and muddled through on his bumbling charm and comedy. The result was chaos, but he got away with it. Were the warning signs always there? Is he clown, or villain, or both?” – ADAM MEGGIDO – WRITER /DIRECTOR