WHAT on earth will be the last temptation of Boris Johnson?

It's a pretty hard question, but the good news is, a play which just might have the answer is coming to Malvern Theatres.

It's title, appropriately enough, is The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, and it's heading this way for a post-election date and following the sold-out run at Park Theatre, London.

A spokesman said: "Full casting has been announced for the first national tour of the new political comedy from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep). Directed by Dugald Bruce-Lockheart, the tour will begin at Festival Theatre, Malvern on January 22, with a run until January 25.

"Will Barton returns to lead the cast as Boris Johnson. Also in the cast will be Bill Champion as Michael Gove / Winston Churchill, Emma Davies as Margaret Thatcher / Sarah Vine / Chief Whip, Claire Lichie as Marina Wheeler / Boris’s Girlfriend, along with Tim Wallers, who returns to the roles of Evgeny Lebedev / Tony Blair / Huw Edwards."

But what is the satire all about?

The spokesman added: "It was the dinner that changed history: the night in February 2016 when Boris Johnson decided to vote ‘leave’. Guests included fellow MP Michael Gove, Gove’s wife, the journalist Sarah Vine, Evgeny Lebedev and, for Boris at least, the spirits of Prime Ministers past – Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.

"Fast forward to post-Brexit Britain, 2029. Boris, no longer in power (for reasons that may be fact and/or fiction at time of performance!), and he roams the political wilderness.

"But unexpected events see him back in the spotlight and with a chance to “make Britain great again”. This play addresses the big questions: What will Britain look like in ten years’ time? Is chlorinated chicken really bad for you? And what is going on inside the head of the most divisive and controversial politician of our time?"

Tickets: 01684 892277.