The Barbican provides the home to A Mad World My Masters as the Royal Shakespeare Company production embarks on its UK tour with an impressive cast along for the ride and an acclaimed and well known director in Sean Foley (known for recently directing Jeeves and Wooster In Perfect Nonsense in the West End).
The production takes a play penned in the early 17th century and transports it to the Soho of the 1950s. So far, even prior to this tour, the results have been phenomenal as audiences have picked up theatre tickets and flocked to the RSC’s venue in Stratford-upon-Avon and witnessed a truly hilarious comedy with a compelling story.
The show brings us the character of Richard Follywit and we observe how he becomes a conman and takes on numerous identities, whilst also meeting the beautiful Miss Truly Kidman. It’s a weaving and glamorous plot with plenty of twists and turns.
The original play was penned by Thomas Middleton, with audiences first introduced to it in 1605. Though it is not as well known as other plays remembered from the era, it has still had an effect and its legacy lives on more than 400 years later.
And now it comes to the capital on behalf of the RSC (alongside other RSC hits this year, such as Oppenheimer at the Vaudeville Theatre) and the English Touring Theatre. Its brief run begins on Wednesday 29th April 2015.
|Booking From:||Friday, 8th May 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 9th May 2015|
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