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By Peter Morgan
Directed by Tanya Piejus

30 Oct - 9 Nov 2019

You may have seen the 2008 movie starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella, but this play came first. It’s the gripping, thriller-style true story of the most-watched political interview in history.

US President Richard Nixon resigns amid the fallout of the Watergate scandal in 1974. By 1977, he is living in splendid seclusion in California and has never publicly admitted any guilt or remorse for letting his country down.

Then along comes British playboy talk show host, David Frost, determined to extract a confession from the disgraced statesman over the course of four televised interviews.

Frost and Nixon go head to head in what will become TV’s greatest battle of wills.


  • Richard Nixon: Emanuel Garcia

  • Jim Reston: Thomas Barker

  • David Frost: Clayton Foster

  • Jack Brennan/Party Guest: Chris O'Grady

  • Evonne Goolagong: TBC

  • John Birt: Jonathan Ensor

  • Manolo Sanchez/Studio Manager/White House Staff/Party Guest/Waiter: Alexander Robertson

  • Swifty Lazar/Mike Wallace/Photographer/Director/White House Staff/Party Guest: Martin Hunt

  • Caroline Cushing: Charlotte Dodd

  • Bob Zelnick: Tony Hogan

  • Technician/Cameraman/White House Staff/Party Guest: Matt Todd

  • Make-up Lady/White House Staff/Stewardess/Party Guest: Archana Sahani

Production Team

  • Director: Tanya Piejus

  • Production Manager: Amy Whiterod

  • Assistant Production Manager: Corinna Bennett

  • Stage Manager: Matt Todd

  • Assistant Stage Manager: Archana Sahani

  • Set Designer: Rachel Hilliar

  • Lighting Designers: Mike Slater, Jann Tarrant

  • AV Designer: Tanisha Wardle

  • Sound Designer: Tanya Piejus

  • Props Coordinator: TBC

  • Wardrobe Coordinator: TBC

  • Lighting Operator: Sarah Arndt

  • Sound Operator: TBC

  • AV Operator: Sarah Dobie

  • AV Operator: Emma Bell

  • Publicity Manager: Gillian Boyes

  • Prompt: Sue Haddock

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