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.