Scandalgate hilariously details the untold stories of the corrupt and the incompetent, the chancers, the well-meaning, the vaguely competent and the persevering underdog – completely improvised in the world of the media, business and politics.
These are the scandals yet to be 'gated' on a Twitter thread, tabloid front page splash or Substack blog; the MP who rigged their village fete's best jam competition, the journalist secretly using chatGPT to win their Pulitzer prize or the CEO of a tech firm whose new app was inadvertently designed by a baby.
Thematically, think Succession, The Newsroom and House of Cards, thrown in a blender with The Thick of It and Veep.
The cast includes some of the US and UK’s finest long-form comedy improvisers. It is directed by The Descendant’s Leo Maxwell also in cast and stars Alex Berr Winner: the improvised sports biopic, Dana Birch City Squirrels at The Second City, Adam Deane Kerfuffle, Ed Fargher The Maydays, Karlie Menzel Juice, Slumber Party, Alex Murdoch Alex & Siobhan, Teresa Senyah Michelle, Mixed Omens, Tom Webster The RH Experience and Jess Williamson The Descendants.
We encourage patrons to wear a mask while moving around the building and when seated in the theatre.
Seating is not socially distanced. The theatre is ventilated before and after every performance with regular and thorough cleaning of touch points. Hand sanitiser and face masks are available onsite.
We regret that our theatre is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access available.