THE POLITICAL PARTY WITH MATT FORDE
Matt Forde (Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week and Question Time) brings his hugely successful podcast ‘The Political Party’ to London’s Duchess Theatre. At each show Matt will be joined by a different political heavyweight. Previous guests include Tony Blair, Julia Gillard, Anthony Scaramucci, Nicola Sturgeon, Sadiq Khan, Jeffrey Archer, Jess Phillips, Margaret Beckett, Michael Heseltine, Sayeeda Warsi, Edwina Currie and Ken Clarke.
The Political Party Podcast is regularly in the Top 10 comedy podcasts and has hit over 6 million downloads. The show was recently listed by ‘Mace Magazine’ as the Number 1 Political Podcast in the UK and by ‘The i’ newspaper as one of the 50 Greatest Podcasts.
The guest for Monday 11 July will be Lindsay Hoyle.
Follow @MattForde on Twitter for the latest news and guest announcements. Line-ups subject to change.
The Duchess Theatre operates with mitigation methods to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. If you or anyone in your party tests positive for COVID-19 we recommend you stay at home; we operate a 100% exchange guarantee up to 48 hours before your performance. Please contact email@example.com and they will assist.
Monday 27 September – Monday 20 March 2023
7.30pm from 19 September
1hr 50mins including one interval
'Our foremost satirical stand-up. Whatever your politics you will find excellence here'
The Sunday Times
'Forde has the kind of impersonation skills necessary to make the political class shift uncomfortably in its collective seat...informed, astute and consistently funny'
'A first class comic'
All tickets include a £1.50 Theatre Restoration Levy
More guests to be announced
Monday 11 July, 8pm – With special guest Lindsay Hoyle
Monday 25 July, 8pm – With special guest Alan Johnson
Monday 19 September, 7.30pm
Monday 3 October, 7.30pm
Monday 17 October, 7.30pm – With special guest Matt Hancock
Monday 7 November, 7.30pm
Monday 14 November, 7.30pm
Monday 5 December, 7.30pm
Monday 19 December, 7.30pm
Monday 23 January 2023, 7.30pm
Monday 6 February 2023, 7.30pm
Monday 20 February 2023, 7.30pm
Monday 6 March 2023, 7.30pm
Monday 20 March 2023, 7.30pm
Running time: 1hr 50mins including one interval
Age recommendation: TBC
VISITING THE VENUE
Box Office Opening Hours – 12pm – 8pm (on performance days)
The Duchess Theatre opens 45 minutes before the start of each performance.
The Duchess Theatre is located on Catherine Street, near to Covent Garden in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.
If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.
Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Duchess Theatre. For this reasons we recommend patrons arrive at the venue in good time. The auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to performance start time.
Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA
Q-Park – Chinatown or Trafalgar
Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
For buses to Aldwych use: RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68