Posh at Duke of York's Theatre tickets
Posh at Duke of York's Theatre tickets

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Overview

Laura Wade’s smash-hit controversial comedy Posh transfers to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Royal Court. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Posh transfers as part of a season of Royal Court shows to arrive in the heart of the West End. A searing take on Britain’s class system, Posh is the pertinent play that brings to light the rotten core of old money and the ultra-privileged.

Taking place in an oak-panelled room of the esteemed Oxford University, ten young men with cut-glass vowels and ridiculously deep pockets are meeting to restore their clear right to rule. All members of an elite student society, the boys prepare themselves for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and destruction. But this is no ordinary dinner party, as the self-proclaimed Riot Club plot to plan a revolution of the rich.

Casting includes some of the best young potentials in the industry, including Max Bennet (Danton’s Death), Leo Bill (Posh, Royal Court), Pip Carter (The Cherry Orchard), Jolyon Coy (Posh, Royal Court), Richard Goulding (The Soldier), Edward Killingback, Harry Lister Smith (Hamlet), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners), Charlotte Lucas (Posh, Royal Court), Joshua McGuire (Hamlet), Tom Mison (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Jessica Ransom (Doc Martin), Steffan Rhodri (Gavin & Stacey) and Simon Shepherd (Art).

Directed by acclaimed Royal Court director Lyndsey Turner (Contractions), Posh is a new play by Laura Wade, a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. Winning the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright for Breathing Corpses, Wade is one of Britain’s most current writers. Posh is also currently being adapted into a feature film. Loosely based on one of the most notorious clubs in England, Posh is the savvy, sharp and searing exploration of the upper-upper class, opening at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited run.

Recommended for

Recommended for those aged 14 and up due to themes of violence and explicit language. Those who missed the opportunity to see this sell-out play at the Royal Court now have the opportunity to see it on the West End. Suitable for fans of comedy and political jibes.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Opened: 11 May 2012
Press night: 23 May 2012
Booking from: 11 May 2012
Booking until: 04 Aug 2012

Location and map

Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG

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