Who's The Daddy?
Opened 25 July 2005
Written: by Toby Young and Lloyd Evans, additional dialogue by Jeremy Lloyd
Directed: Tamara Harvey
Cast: Tim Hudson (Boris Johnson), Michelle Ryan (Tiffany The Mole), Sara Crowe (The Hon Petronella Wyatt), Saul Reichlin (Michael Howard), Paul Prescott (David Blunkett), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Rod Liddle), Claudia Shear (Kimberley Quinn) and Jot Davies Playing The Campest Spanish Chef In The Northern Hemisphere.
Synopsis: The resignation of last year’s most prominently disgraced politician sent scurrying back to his constituency (but not for long) begged a lot of fascinating questions, all of which WHO’S THE DADDY? answers. LEARN...how on earth Kimberly Quinn seduced David Blunkett in the first place; DISCOVER why Boris Johnson did a Boris Becker with Petronella Wyatt in a broom cupboard; BE AMAZED with Rod Liddle’s accuracy with a champagne cork; APPRECIATE the fact that when The Guardian sends a mole into 56 Doughty Street they have the nouse to make sure SHE HAS A REALLY SENSATIONAL BODY; WINCE when Michael Howard casually drops by in vampire mode; An outrageous portrayal of life at Britain’s foremost political and literary magazine during the Blunkett Sex’n’Visa scandal which tore the political establishment apart just a few months ago.
What the critics had to say.....
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "although the show is old hat, I couldn't bring myself to dislike it. Some of the situations are quite funny" DOMINIC CAVENDISH for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Heavyweight political satire it isn't, but it may just have what it takes to lighten up the West End." JEREMY AUSTIN for THE STAGE says, "It is fun. It is silly. It is entertaining. And it is not supposed to be anything more, or less." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "No moral, satirical or political point of view peeps forcefully through. A morality gap yawns. No conflict looms. There are amusing lines and situations, but too little wit." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "always funny, occasionally hilarious....Cruel? Tasteless? Well, I did wonder when the blind minister, thinking the man is Kimberly, has fellatio with a gay chef who wants a visa."