The Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End welcomes the Royal Court Theatre production “Posh” by Laura Wade this May. As part of a transfer that will also see “Jumpy” appear at the same venue from August the venture will allow West End theatre audiences the opportunity to witness shows that have already made an impression elsewhere in the capital.
The show will also see many returning cast members like Leo Bill, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jolyon Coy, Simon Shepherd, Tom Mison, Charlotte Lucas, Richard Goulding and Joshua McGuire. They will be joined in the West End by newcomers such as Steffan Rhodri, Harry Lister Smith, Max Bennett, Edward Killingback, Pip Carter and Jessica Ransom.
“Posh” takes audiences to Oxford University where an elite dining society, run by the students, has organised a meeting to make decisions related to their right to rule. It will be their final opportunity to Party together but unusually the wine is not being poured and memorable antics are not unfolding. Instead of excessive alcohol consumption and pranks they are meeting to plan their takeover. It is a story set in a privileged world where power and class are central themes.
Cast member Leo Bill has had great success onscreen with numerous big and small screen roles over the last few years. Best known for his role as James Brocklebank in “The Living and the Dead”, he was most recently seen in 2011 version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, in addition to Tim Burton’s version of “Alice in Wonderland”, “Me and Orson Welles” and “The Fall”. His television credits include the likes of “Doctor Who”, “Lead Balloon”, “Ashes to Ashes” and “Sense and Sensibility”.
Meanwhile, his co-star Henry Lloyd-Hughes has appeared in numerous films as well, from “The Inbetweeners Movies”, reprising his role of Mark Donovan from the television series, to “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. His television credits include “M.I. High”, “3 Minute Wonder: Bright New Wonders” and “Murphy’s Law”, whilst London theatre audiences could recognise him from “Punk Rock” at the Lyric Theatre.
“Posh” is at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Wednesday 23rd May 2012 (previews from Friday 11th May 2012) to Saturday 4th August 2012.
|Booking From:||Friday, 11th May 2012|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 4th August 2012|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
|Running Time:||2 hours 45 minutes|
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