Why See Posh?
Old money, new politics, new gender, still carnage
Here come the girls! Laura Wade's dark comedy is given a brand-new spin with an all-female cast when it comes to Pleasance Theatre in March. Based on the exploits of a certain university dining club, a group of upper-class young women with icy received pronounciation, family money and big egos come together in an evening of wine, good food and putting the world to rights. Directed by Cressida Carre, this production is the latest adaptation of Posh, having been transferred to the big screen in 2012 as The Riot Club starring Max Irons and Sam Claflin in the lead roles.
With the change in gender, we are presented with a different view of the group; being women, there is a new topical stance at play here, with the diners planning a revolution for feminism, rather than being over-privileged young men from the original. However, their behavior at the pub is less than savoury, and the evening's celebrations still descend into farce, with a trip to hospital and vying for the presidency of the club. Carre's direction is set to cause a stir, having picked up Off West End Awards for Best Choreography and Best Production for Titanic at London's Southwark Playhouse.
Previews from: 29 March 2017
Opening night: 3 April 2017
Suitable for ages 15+
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