WOS Radio: Post-Show Q&A With Now or Later StarsDate: 25 September 2008
This is a full recording of the post-show Q&A held at the Whatsonstage.com Outing on 25 September 2008 to the world premiere production of American writer Christopher Shinn's Now or Later at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Cast members Eddie Redmayne, Matthew Marsh and Pamela Nomvete joined Royal Court artistic director Dominic Cooke, who helmed the production, to take part in the discussions, chaired by Whatsonstage.com editorial director Terri Paddock.
In the lead-up to the real contest between Barack Obama and John McCain in November, Shinn’s new play explores the tension between liberalism and fundamentalism in American politics. On election night, things are looking rosy for the Democratic party. But as the likely President-elect (Marsh), his wife, advisors and 20-year-old son watch the results roll in, controversial photos of John Jr (Redmayne) are gathering momentum on the internet and the press team are working on damage limitation. Father and son must reach an agreement.
After opening to critical acclaim on 11 September (See Review Round-up, 15 Sep 2008), the production extended its limited season by a fortnight and is now running until 1 November, just before the actual US election on 4 November (See News, 19 Sep 2008).
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