‘POSH is lively, funny and wickedly timely!’
OK so I am going to admit it on this one and own up that I know nothing about Posh apart from what is written in the press releases and the marketing blurb, so, with the warning that this is only press releases and marketing blurb I am just going to copy and paste and let you make up your own mind as to whether it is worth a visit.
One thing I will say is that the cast looks pretty good and the Royal Court Theatre is an absolutely cracking production company – so the chances are that it should be well worth a visit. It is on a short run – 3 months from the middle of May to the beginning of August – so don’t leave thinking about it for too long.
So here is the official stuff! if you need to know before booking your Posh Theatre Break
“Royal Court Theatre Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group bring a season of the Royal Court Theatre’s sell out shows to the heart of the West End. The Royal Court’s West End season begins with Posh, Laura Wade’s searing take on Britain’s class, old money and the ultra privileged.
‘A good old-fashioned piece of Class War’
The Daily Telegraph
In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an elite student dining society, the boys are 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.
The cast includes Max Bennett (In Basildon, Royal Court; Danton’s Death, National); Leo Bill (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; Posh, Royal Court); Pip Carter (The Cherry Orchard and Gethsemane, National); Jolyon Coy (Posh and Before The Flood, Royal Court); Richard Goulding (The Soldier and the Maker, Barbican; Posh, Royal Court); Edward Killingback (Posh marks Edward’s professional stage debut); Harry Lister Smith (Hamlet, Sheffield Crucible); Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Inbetweeners, series and film; Posh, Royal Court); Charlotte Lucas (The Changeling, Young Vic; Posh, Royal Court); Joshua McGuire (Hamlet, Globe / International tour; Posh, Royal Court); Tom Mison (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; Posh, Royal Court); Jessica Ransom (Doc Martin; The Wonder! A Woman Keep’s a Secret, BAC); Steffan Rhodri (Gavin and Stacey; Clybourne Park, Royal Court; Absent Friends, West End); and Simon Shepherd (Art, West End; Posh, Royal Court).”
The Duke of York’s Theatre is on St Martin’s Lane, right in the middle of theatreland so anything with a WC2 postcode will be close by, and much of W1 is only a short walk. But the theatre is above Leicester Square tube station (although you have to walk round the block to get in) so access is easy from anywhere by tube. No buses go down St Martin’s Lane but they do go down Charing Cross Road which runs parallel.
The very nearest hotels are the 5 star Radisson Edwardian Hampshire and the 4 star Guoman Charing Cross. The Strand Palace isn’t too far either. The three star St Giles is just up Charing Cross Road by Oxford Street, but if you are on a budget and the only thing that you want to be posh is the play then the Travelodge Covent Garden is close and cheap!