Dench, Gatiss And Tate To Star In Donmar Election Play

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 48 months ago
Dench, Gatiss And Tate To Star In Donmar Election Play


Dame Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss and Catherine Tate are among actors who will star in a new play based in a fictional London polling station.

The Vote, written by James Graham, is an experimental piece charting the 90 minutes in the lead-up to the closing of the polls. It will show for two weeks at the Donmar Warehouse, before election day on 7 May, when it will be simultaneously broadcast on More4 — at the precise time it's supposed to depict (8.30pm-10pm). This makes us wonder how many people will choose to stay in and watch the play, rather than going out and placing their vote.

According to the Guardian, The Vote introduces us to "the diverse, often hilarious individuals who every five years inhabit the often unglamorous polling stations in local parish churches, primary schools and community centres where history is made".

Alongside Dench, Gatiss and Tate, the play stars Timothy West, W1A's Nina Sosanya, and Dench's daughter Finty Williams.

Tickets for The Vote are available by ballot from 10am on 30 March via the Donmar's website.

Last Updated 20 March 2015