All star cast for The Philanthropist Theatre Breaks at the Trafalgar Studios
Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner actors Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal reunite on the West End stage in the cast of The Philanthropist for the Simon Callow directed ‘bourgeois comedy’ .
Adapted by Christopher Hampton’s from Moliere’s ‘The Misanthrope’, The Philanthropist first premiered at the Royal Court theatre in 1970. Considered by many as Hampton’s finest play, it’s a biting and a fiendishly clever inversion of the original, with actor/director Callow’s new production being called “intellectually stimulating, touchingly sympathetic and gloriously, gloriously funny…” (Sunday Times)
Out in the ‘real world’ the Prime Minister and his cabinet have been assassinated and England’s most treasured writers are being murdered one by one! Back in the cosy bubble of university life, a bachelor don anguishes over sex, marriage, anagrams and the meaning of life. Did someone suggest academics were ‘out of touch’?
Completing the line-up of the five main characters are Fresh Meat & Call the Midwife star Charlotte Ritchie, Toast of London‘s Matt Berry and model-turned-actress Lily Cole.
Ticket and hotel packages for The Philanthropist Theatre Breaks are available from 3rd April to 22 July 2017. If you are looking for hotels close by then there is the Radisson Edwardian Leicester Square or the 3 star St Giles Hotel. The 4 star Strand Palace Hotel is not far too and of course there is always the 5 star Savoy!
The Philanthropist Theatre Breaks Information File
Theatre : Trafalgar Studios 1, 14 Whithall, London SW1A 2DYH
Genre : Comedy
Nearest underground : Piccadilly Circus on the Bakerloo & Piccadilly lines or Charing Cross on Northern & Bakerloo lines
Previews : 3rd April 2017
Opens : 20th April 2017
Booking to : 22nd July 2017
Performance times : Monday to Saturday at 1930; Thursday & Saturday at 1430
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