London, This Is Washington

Scenes from the Special Relationship

By Mark Lawson.

When Prime Minister Harold MacMillan meets the beguiling president Jack Kennedy, the general supposition is that the old gent will roll over and submit to the rough and ready ways of American politics.

But observers - and indeed Kennedy himself - are in for some surprises.

Mark Lawson's acutely observed play exposes the intimacies of the 'special relationship.

Harold Macmillan....David Calder

John F Kennedy....Nathan Osgood

Harold Wilson....Philip Jackson

Lyndon B Johnson....Kerry Shale

Dick....Ian Porter

Timothy....Simon Robson

Announcer....Jon Glover.

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FP*20060414

Scenes from the Special Relationship

By Mark Lawson.

When Prime Minister Harold MacMillan meets the beguiling president Jack Kennedy, the general supposition is that the old gent will roll over and submit to the rough and ready ways of American politics.

But observers - and indeed Kennedy himself - are in for some surprises.

Mark Lawson's acutely observed play exposes the intimacies of the 'special relationship.

Harold Macmillan....David Calder

John F Kennedy....Nathan Osgood

Harold Wilson....Philip Jackson

Lyndon B Johnson....Kerry Shale

Dick....Ian Porter

Timothy....Simon Robson

Announcer....Jon Glover.

FP*20071221

By Mark Lawson.

What price old school politics when a middle-aged prime minister encounters America's sexiest ever president? The issues at stake are potentially earth-shattering, but their encounters take a remarkable turn when suspicion and realpolitik unexpectedly give way to friendship.

With David Calder, Nathan Osgood, Philip Jackson, Kerry Shale.

Directed by Roland Jaquarello.