The Pope is written by Anthony McCarten who is best known for his screenwriting. His films The Theory of Everything, The Darkest Hour and Bohemian Rhapsody all won Best Actor Oscars for their leads. Here he goes behind the pomp, ceremony and politics of the Vatican City to look at a pivotal moment in papal history when the unthinkable happened.
A Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Anthology Theatre co‑production in association with Tara Finney Productions, the play was directed by James Dacre at the Royal Derngate & Northampton and starred Anton Lesser and Nicholas Woodeson. It is also being made into a Netflix film starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins.