A hilarious contemporary Restoration comedyAcclaimed 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.
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Age recommendation: Best for age 16+