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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.

Monday 6 February, 7.30pm – With special guest Ian Blackford

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.

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 and they will assist.

Booking until Monday 20 March 2023


Show Times

Running Time
1hr 50mins including one interval

Duchess Theatre

Age Recommendation

'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'

The Telegraph

'A first class comic'

The Guardian


Tickets £26.50

All tickets include a £1.50 Theatre Restoration Levy


More guests to be announced

Monday 6 February, 7.30pm – With special guest Ian Blackford
Monday 20 February, 7.30pm – With special guest Keir Starmer
Monday 6 March, 7.30pm – With special guest Eddie Izzard
Monday 20 March, 7.30pm – With special guest Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Monday 3 April, 7.30pm – With special guest Ruth Davidson
Monday 17 April, 7.30pm
Monday 22 May, 7.30pm
Monday 5 June, 7.30pm
Monday 19 June, 7.30pm
Monday 3 July, 7.30pm
Monday 17 July, 7.30pm

Running time: 1hr 50mins including one interval

Age recommendation: 15+


Box Office Opening Hours – 12pm – 8pm (on performance days)

Phone: 0330 333 4810

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)

Bus Routes
For buses to Aldwych use: RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68