Posh

POSH
by Laura Wade

A co-production with the Nottingham Playhouse and Salisbury Playhouse

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Photo by Richard Lakos

★★★★ The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/22/posh-review-dinner-club-reunion-satirical-feast

★★★★ The Stage
http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/40846/posh-img

★★★★ Exeunt Magazine
http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/posh-2/

★★★★ The Public Reviews
http://www.thepublicreviews.com/posh-salisbury-playhouse-salisbury/

★★★★★ Platform Online
http://platform-online.net/2015/02/theatre-review-posh-nottingham-playhouse/

★★★★★ Phil Lowe Theatre Blog
http://philloweactor.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/five-star-review-posh-at-nottingham.html

An elite Oxford dining society has hired a gastro pub for their termly dinner with the sole aim of getting totally ‘chateaued’. As the evening progresses and the booze flows, tempers fray and things get disastrously out of hand.

Darkly comic and disgracefully entertaining, Posh isn’t just one big party though: the boys are planning a revolution.

Inspired by the real-life Bullingdon Club, which counts the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Mayor of London amongst its former members, Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed play is a razorsharp portrayal of what Boris Johnson himself described as superhuman arrogance, toffishness and twittishness. As we look ahead to the next General Election, we explore what our leaders were really up to before we handed them the keys to power.

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Dates

Nottingham Playhouse Friday 13 February – Saturday 28 February 2015

Salisbury Playhouse Thursday 12 March – Saturday 4 April 2015

Creative Team

Written by Laura Wade
Directed by Susannah Tresilian
Designer Ellan Parry
Composer and Sound Designer Isobel Waller-Bridge
Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford
Fight Director Alison de Burgh
Voice Coach Sally Hague
Casting Directors Sooki McShane CDG and Lucy Jenkins CDG
Deputy Stage Manager Kathryn Wilson
Assistant Stage Manager Laura Osei-Bonsu

Cast

Charlotte Brimble
Neil Caple
Tom Clegg
Dario Coates
Joanne Evans
Simon Haines
Tom Hanson
Robbie Jarvis
Kaffe Keating
Laurence Kennedy
Philip Labey
Jordan Metcalfe
Tom Palmer
Jamie Satterthwaite