Michael Frayn’s illustrious career as a playwright (from Noises Off to Copenhagen) and novelist including Headlong, Spies and Skios, began with witty columns in the Guardian and Observer. Intriguingly, he has returned to his roots in writing the short comic sketches of Pocket Playhouse: Thirty Six Short Entertainments. John Crace is writer of the Guardian’s parliamentary sketches and ‘Digested Read’, in both of which his nose for absurdity and humbug is unparalleled. Theresa May’s distinctive, inflexible delivery has been remarked upon by all but only John Crace coined the term Maybot. I, Maybot: The Rise and Fall is a collection of his columns chronicling the PM’s first year in office. They discuss farce and political satire with Michael Farthing, Chair of The Charleston Trust.
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