Darkly comic, and disgracefully entertaining, Laura Wade’s Posh, burst to life at The Royal Court theatre in 2010 with a cast featuring future stars Kit Harrington and James Norton.
Now the riotous story of Oxford student dining club, a fictionalised version of the infamous Bullingdon Club, will be told for the first time by a company of all-female actors.
In the private dining room of a gastro pub, 10 young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. As members of an elite student dining society, they’re bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t just a jolly: they’re planning a revolution. Welcome to The Riot Club.
This thrilling new production gives Laura Wade’s play a new, topical voice by allowing women to take centre stage in roles originally written for men.
The All-Female Production of Posh, directed by Off West End Award winner Cressida Carré, will run at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington from Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 22 April.
Cast to be announced.