at the Old Palace - 21st February - 5th March
DOM – the play
The rise and fall of a political maverick.
DOM is a gossipy topical comedy about the most controversial figure to emerge in UK politics over the last decade.
Is Dominic Cummings a dangerous saboteur or a creative visionary? Dom tells his side of the story for the first time on stage. He describes his intellectual background and his motives for wanting to revolutionise government. Plus - How he won the 2016 referendum by manipulating social media and outsmarting his opponents. Why Britain’s civil service is designed to fail, and how he planned to fix it. How he struggled in Downing Street to control the chaotic and narcissistic Boris Johnson while dealing with constant interference from Carrie. The script is based on political memoirs and historical research. Dom also reveals: The secret pact between Boris and David Cameron over Brexit. Why he despises Nigel Farage. What really happened at Barnard Castle. How the cabinet reacted when Boris was hospitalised with Covid. The truth behind Carrie’s gold wallpaper. Why Boris kowtowed to Marcus Rashford over free school meals. How he finally fell out with Boris. The events surrounding his brutal sacking in November 2020. We hear from Dom’s enemies – Nigel Farage, David Cameron, Bernard Jenkin, the chiefs of the civil service, and everyone at the Guardian. Also appearing: Tony Blair, Prince Andrew, Richard Branson, John Prescott, Angela Merkel, the Queen, the Duchess of Sussex, Carrie Johnson, and ‘dancing’ Theresa May. DOM is a must-see comedy for anyone who follows the ups and downs of the Westminster circus.