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Mates in Chelsea Tickets

Royal Court Theatre

The elites of Chelsea are sent up in style by playwright Rory Mullarkey in this riotous modern-day comedy of manners.

Riotous Fun With Mates in Chelsea Tickets!

Lifestyles of the rich and reckless are on full display in Rory Mullarkey’s brand new comedy Mates in Chelsea at the Royal Court Theatre. This send-up of toffs, elites and adults who’ve had the world handed to them on a silver platter is inspired by some of the most famous misguided upper-class figures of all time - fictional ones, anyway!

It celebrates its world premiere in south west London, just a stone's throw away from the streets it is set in. Get ready to laugh, scoff and cringe at the antics of Tug as he learns a few life lessons…

About Mates in Chelsea

Theodore “Tug” Bungay is in quite a large spot of bother. His mother, Lady Agrippina, intends to cut off the funds he has been living vicariously with; his long-suffering fiancée is determined to get him down the aisle as soon as possible; and an oligarch wants to buy his beloved castle in Northumberland.

Is “professional viscount” Tug’s life of frivolity, carelessness and decadence about to change? Or can he keep doing whatever he wants to do, and to hell with the rest of them?

Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray author Oscar Wilde and P.G. Wodehouse - the creators of popular upper-class buffoon Jeeves - this riotous modern-day comedy of manners is set amidst the elite of south west London. One question is key: how on earth have they remained our ruling class?!

Mates in Chelsea Cast and Creatives

This wildly entertaining new play is written by James Tait Black Prize for Drama winner Rory Mullarkey. His other credits include Pity and The Wolf from the Door.

The show’s premiere is directed by Sam Pritchard, Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court Theatre. His other work includes all of it and There Has Possibly Been an Incident.

Casting is yet to be confirmed.

Mates in Chelsea Tickets at the Royal Court Available Now

This rip-roaring comedy has all the hallmarks of classic fiction about the follies of the upper class, transported into the modern day to uncanny effect. Perfect for anyone who likes their entertainment with a side of political satire, it runs for a limited season from 3 November 2023.

Sorry this show closed 16 December 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

Fawlty Towers
The Mousetrap
Performance dates:
15 Dec 2023 - 16 Dec 2023
Running time:
2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 14+

Latest Audience Reviews

Funny, rather silly: a modern farce. A creative set. The actor who covered the role of Mrs Han... More

Amusing but a bit weird in parts.

Mates in Chelsea - where this play could go wrong it did go wrong. From last minute cast replacem... More

Laugh out loud farce at start, changes a little later in the show to a more political theme, unex... More

Took a while to warm up but comedy is good, satire wicked, and some great performances. George Fo... More

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