Posh and Jumpy Transfers to Duke of York's Theatre
Two New Shows Headed to the West End in the Summer
It has been announced that two shows will shortly be headed to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End following previous appearances at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010 and 2011. The first is “Posh” by Laura Wade, which will be directed by Lyndsey Turner and the other is “Jumpy” by April De Angelis, which will be directed by Nina Raine and features Tamsin Greig in a lead role.
“Posh” takes place at Oxford University and focuses on an elite dining society run by the students, who have met up to make decisions regarding their right to rule. It is their final evening of partying, but they are not indulging in excessive amounts of wine, nor are they taking part in memorable antics they can recall for years. Instead they are planning to stage a takeover. Set in a world of privilege in a prestigious world “Posh” is described as a play about power and class.
It will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Wednesday 23rd May 2012 (previews from Friday 11th May 2012) to Saturday 4th August 2012.
“Jumpy”, meanwhile, will star Tamsin Greig in a story of Hilary, a mother and wife in her fifties whose life has changed a lot since her heyday. Once upon a time she protested at Greenham but these days her protests revolve around her daughter and her attempts to get her to leave the house fully clothed.
Those who have purchased theatre tickets for various shows over the years will recognise Tamsin Greig from various shows. Her credits include “The Little Dog Laughed” at the Garrick Theatre in 2010, “Gethsemane” at the National Theatre 2008 and “The God of Carnage” at the Gielgud Theatre in 2008. Others will recognise her from television shows like “Black Books” , “Green Wing”, “Love Sup” and “Episodes”, in addition to appearances in the likes of “Doctor Who” and “The Secret Policeman’s Ball”.
“Jumpy” runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Tuesday 28th August 2012 (previews from Thursday 16th August 2012) to Saturday 3rd November 2012.