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. Press night is Monday 3 April at 7.30pm.
Cast to be announced. It is produced by Tom Harrop for Can’t Think Theatre Company.
Cressida Carré (Director)
Cressida won the Off West End Award for Best
Choreography for the UK premiere of Titanic. The production opened at Southwark Playhouse, transferred to Toronto, Canada and was then restaged earlier this year at Charing Cross Theatre. As a director, her work includes: Avenue Q (UK tour 2014/15/16 & Hong Kong), Spear (Courtyard Theatre Hereford), The Lost
Christmas (Trafalgar Studios), Betwixt (Edinburgh
Festival), Marry Me A Little (Etcetera Theatre).
Laura Wade (Writer)
Laura Wade’s plays include: Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith), Posh (Royal Court and Duke of York’s), Alice (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Other Hands (Soho Theatre), Colder Than Here (Soho Theatre and MCC Theatre New York), Breathing Corpses (Royal Court), Catch (Royal Court, collectively-written with four
other playwrights), Young Emma (Finborough), and 16 Winters (Bristol Old Vic Basement). Awards include: the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson Best Play Award and the George Devine Award. Laura Wade’s plays have also been performed in the USA, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.
Tom Harrop for Can’t Think Theatre Company
The All-Female Production of POSH by Laura Wade
LONDON N7 9EF
Wednesday 29 March – Saturday 22 April