IvankaPlay

Theatre (new writing, solo show)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

She's hot, rich and f*cking powerful. She knows bad things are happening. But she's making millions selling her line of shoes at Bloomingdale's, Jared's voice is as soothing as ASMR and her kids keep her busy. Does she have the balls to shape the future? A dazzling meditation on heroism starring an alternate version of America's first daughter, from multi award-winning NYC company Snowy Owl. 'Must-see' (Evening Standard). A 'tour-de-force' (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Deserves to sell-out and be seen elsewhere' ***** (ScotsGay). Best Overseas Play Award, The Derek Awards.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is Level access, via a ramp and cobbled lane at cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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nigel morecroft 58 days ago

Brilliant acting of the highest quality. Engrossing for the whole show with excellent timing and occasional clever special effects. The time passed very quickly. A tremendous insight into the complications around Trump's personality, family relations and topical issues in US society.
The show deserves to be a sell out and we hope the production company return to the Fringe in 2020 to a larger venue.

Joshua Bouchard 67 days ago

McLean Peterson's performance in Ivankaplay is worth the price of admission alone. She navigates Gershman's taught script with incredible ease, managing to be both terrifying and hilarious, in turns.
As for the play itself - asking us to empathize with someone nearly "unempathizable" is a tall order, especially considering very recent events (read: guns/cages/ICE). Ivanka can’t help but function as proxy for 45 which risks alienating – or at the very least, depressing – the audience. In the end however, Gershman handles the subject deftly. His balance between escapism and reality allows for plenty of sober self-reflection while favoring humor over browbeating. I laughed as much as I sighed and left feeling decidedly more hopeful than I had expected - a level of nuance indicative of a strong playwright.
Definitely a great hour of theater and worth checking out.

Dmitri Barcomi 68 days ago

Clever text and a powerhouse solo performance that hits you hard! I wasn't sure whether to gasp or laugh at the audacity and accuracy of this timely and intelligent satire. Really a cut above the rest in terms of theater addressing America's current political situation. Amazing actress, truly mesmerizing performance. Would absolutely recommend.

Janis Purins 68 days ago

An unexpected, witty yet poignant take on this public figure. The stage direction by Rachel Dart is nuanced and takes full advantage of the limited space and seems to lend more substance to the play than what’s on the page; though Ivanka is the central character, she seems as much a cypher at the end as she is at the start. That said, there are some sharp and hilarious zingers and wry observations about how the Entitled react when their sense of entitlement is betrayed, in parallel with Trump’s followers who become violent when their fragile superiority is threatened. And McLean Peterson’s performance in itself is worth seeing — a smart and masterful interpretation that adds depth and engagement to the writing.

Shalini Dua 68 days ago

Funny, relevant and engaging. McLean does an amazing job capturing Ivanka and the writing is incredibly clever. Met McLean after the show and she couldn't be more lovely, ironically.

Annika van Baar 73 days ago

Incredibly funny, smart (and at times uncanny) impersonation with great timing. Captivating from start to finish. Amazing dress, too.

John Brebner 73 days ago

This was a stunningly professional performance and I am still not sure it was not the real Ivanka. The aura that McLean created with her beauty, articulation and deadly force of passion for power leaves men and women mesmerised. You must see this show


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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 59 days ago

"It’s fucking hot being a princess," says a fictionalised Ivanka Trump, echoing Paris Hilton in attitude as well as look. ...

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The Feminist Fringe (3/5 stars) 70 days ago

IvankaPlay succeeded in making me think about the balance of power and blame within the current White House, and about the role she might be playing in real life.

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Culture Fix (4/5 stars) 71 days ago

Charles Gershman writes IvankaPlay - a sharp, satirical piece exploring the failures of Trump administration, told from the perspective of his daughter. Rachel Dart directs this piece with McLean Peterson delivering a standout comic, yet critical turn as First Daughter and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump.
As the sole performer on stage, Peterson is excellent. She commands our attention and under the sharp direction of Dart manages to deliver Gershman's impressive satirical narrative.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 72 days ago

Much ink has been spilled about Ivanka Trump and her role in the endlessly horrifying prestige drama of the Trump administration. This sharp, thoughtful essaying of the self-professed First Daughter produces a picture of someone both revolting and endearing, with a sincere desire to do some good with her position,...

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The List (4/5 stars) 74 days ago

Hauntingly precise and deftly creative Trump satire...

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 76 days ago

Impeccably dressed Ivanka arrives on stage and announces she is waiting. Of course, she could only be waiting for one person – her father, and in one place – the White House. Ivanka, has something on her mind and it’s … Read More ...

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