In 2010 Kit Harington and James Norton starred in the
world premiere of “Posh” at The Royal Court
Now it’s the turn of the girls….
Darkly comic, and disgracefully entertaining, Laura Wade’s Posh, burst to life at The Royal Court theatre in 2010 with a cast featuring future stars Kit Harrington and James Norton.
Now the riotous story of Oxford student dining club, a fictionalised version of the infamous Bullingdon Club, will be told for the first time by a company of all-female actors.
In the private dining room of a gastro pub, 10 young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. As members of an elite student dining society, they’re bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t just a jolly: they’re planning a revolution. Welcome to The Riot Club.
This thrilling new production gives Laura Wade’s play a new, topical voice by allowing women to take centre stage in roles originally written for men.
The All-Female Production of Posh, directed by Off West End Award winner Cressida Carré, will run at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington from Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 22 April.
Press night is Monday 3 April at 7.30pm.
Cast to be announced.
Posh was nominated as Best New Play the Whatsonstage Theatregoers’ Choice Awards.
It is produced by Tom Harrop for Can’t Think Theatre Company.
Cressida Carré (Director)
Cressida won the Off West End Award for Best Choreography for the UK premiere of Titanic. The production opened at Southwark Playhouse, transferred to Toronto, Canada and was then restaged earlier this year at Charing Cross Theatre. As a director, her work includes: Avenue Q (UK tour 2014/15/16 & Hong Kong), Spear (Courtyard Theatre Hereford), The Lost Christmas (Trafalgar Studios), Betwixt (Edinburgh Festival), Marry Me A Little (Etcetera Theatre).
Laura Wade (Writer)
Laura Wade’s plays include: Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith), Posh (Royal Court and Duke of York’s), Alice (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Other Hands (Soho Theatre), Colder Than Here (Soho Theatre and MCC Theatre New York), Breathing Corpses (Royal Court), Catch (Royal Court, collectively-written with four other playwrights), Young Emma (Finborough), and 16 Winters (Bristol Old Vic Basement). Awards include: the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson Best Play Award and the George Devine Award. Laura Wade’s plays have also been performed in the USA, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.
Tom Harrop for Can’t Think Theatre Company
The All-Female Production of
by Laura Wade
LONDON N7 9EF
Wednesday 29 March – Saturday 22 April
Monday -Saturday at 7:30pm
Thursday & Saturday at 2:30pm
Press Night: Monday 3 April at 7:30pm
Wednesday 29 March at 7.30pm – preview
Thursday 30 March at 2.00pm & & 7.30pm – previews
Friday 31 March at 7.30pm – preview
Saturday 1 April at 2.30pm & 7.30pm – previews
Monday 3 Aril at 7.30pm – press night
Tuesday 4 April – 7:30pm
Wednesday 5 April – 7:30pm
Thursday 6 April – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday 7 April – 7:30pm
Saturday 8 April – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Monday 10 April – 7:30pm
Tuesday 11 April – 7:30pm
Wednesday 12 April – 7:30pm
Thursday 13 April – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday 14 April – 7:30pm
Saturday 15 April – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Monday 17 April – 7:30pm
Tuesday 18 April – 7:30pm
Wednesday 19 April – 7:30pm
Thursday 20 April – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Friday 21 April – 7:30pm
Saturday 22 April – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Please note earlier matinee start time on
Thursday 30 March
Tickets £20 – full price
£17.50 – concessions/previews*
*only for previews on Wednesday 29 March
& Thursday 30 March – the rest are subject to
standard pricing, however concessions are available)
Book online at: www.pleasance.co.uk
or by phone 020 7609 1800