Having originally premiered at The Royal Court Theatre in 2010, with a cast that included Kit Harrington and James Norton, the play will return to London in a new production at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington next year.
Directed by Cressida Carre, Laura Wade’s darkly comic play looks at the fictionalised version of the infamous Bullingdon Club.
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 new production will give a different perspective to Wade’s play, offering a new and topical voice by allowing women to take centre stage in roles that were originally written for men.
Casting for the production is to be announced and will be produced by Tom Harrop for Can’t Think Theatre Company.
Cressida Carre 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) and Spear (Courtyard Theatre Hereford).
Laura Wade’s other plays include: Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith), 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).
Posh will play at the Pleasance Theatre from the 29th March until the 22nd April 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/posh#overview