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    Mike Bartlett's latest play is a hilarious riff on restoration comedy, inspired by the post-pandemic age.

    A hilarious contemporary Restoration comedy

    Acclaimed playwright Mike Bartlett brings a brand new comedy to Lyric Hammersmith this year, inspired by the post-pandemic world. 

    This modern interpretation of Restoration comedy celebrates the new reopening of theatres with a tale of illicit sex, fame-hungry elitism and the hypocrisy of those in power. In this hilarious but scathing tale, noble heroine Miss Phoebe Virtue travels to London Town to investigate and preserve the reputation of twin brother Jack, whose behaviour on Instagram is most worrisome… 

    The world premiere of Scandaltown is directed by Lyric Hammersmith Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan and opens just before a West End revival of Bartlett's acclaimed play Cock, starring Taron Edgerton and Jonathan Bailey. Bartlett is also known for his hit TV thriller Doctor Foster and Shakespeare-inspired, satirical take on the modern monarchy, King Charles III

    This anticipated production turns modern life and politics into an unmissable night of entertainment; book Scandaltown tickets to enjoy Mike Bartlett's latest triumph on stage.

    Sorry this show closed 14 May 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    13 May 2022 - 14 May 2022
    Running time:
    2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
    Lyric Hammersmith (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 16+

    Latest Audience Reviews

    I'd heard a bad report of this - but that was from someone who doesn't like Restoration comedies.... More

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    u2fancat Top 200 reviewer 31 Mar 2022
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    TheatreLovingFattie 18 Apr 2022

    Very topical & well written.

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    zoes17 16 Apr 2022

    Love Barlett's writing. Ever play is different.

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    kwarnock7 Top 100 reviewer 16 Apr 2022
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