Michael Gould

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Pressure Drop

Role Jack
Director Chris Haydon
Wellcome Collection

Mick Gordon's Pressure Drop - subtitled On Identity - is a play with songs by Billy Bragg. Set in Dagenham, the play explores the rising popularity of the British National Party by focusing on a prominent family in the area.

Michael plays Jack, a father in mourning for his own father. Discontented with the state of the country and frustrated by the lack of opportunities available to him and his son, Jack considers running for election as a BNP candidate.

Pressure Drop

Jack - a wonderfully hangdog Michael Gould - turns much plausible ire on his superior-seeming sibling. Dominic Cavendish
The Telegraph

The play's heart lies with Michael Gould's troubled Jack, a decent man who has spent a decade impotently watching his corner of London crumble into deprivation. Andrzej Lukowski
Time Out

Jack (a perpetually punctured Michael Gould) is contemplating standing for the BNP. Lucy Powell
The Times

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