An elite Oxford dining society has hired a gastro pub for their termly dinner with the sole aim of getting totally ‘chateaued’. As the evening progresses and the booze flows, tempers fray and things get disastrously out of hand.
Darkly comic and disgracefully entertaining, Posh isn’t just one big party though: the boys are planning a revolution.
Inspired by the real-life Bullingdon Club, which counts the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Mayor of London amongst its former members, Laura Wade’s critically acclaimed play is a razorsharp portrayal of what Boris Johnson himself described as superhuman arrogance, toffishness and twittishness. As we look ahead to the next General Election, we explore what our leaders were really up to before we handed them the keys to power.
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Contains very strong language
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including interval
Directed by Susannah Tresilian
Designer Ellan Parry
Lighting Designer Alexandra Stafford
Fight DirectorAlison De Burgh
Voice Coach Sally Hague
Composer/Sound Designer Isobel Waller-Bridge
Casting Lucy Jenkins CDG and Sooki McShane CDG
The music from the production was composed for Posh is by Isobel Waller-Bridge and takes the form of a requiem mass, featuring excerpts from Agnus Dei, Dies Irae and In Paradisum.
Dates & Times
|Posh - Fri 13 Feb 7:45pm Fri 13 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£11.50 - £28.50|
|Posh - Sat 14 Feb 7:45pm Sat 14 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£11.50 - £28.50|
|Posh - Mon 16 Feb 7:45pm Mon 16 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£10.50 - £26.50|
|Posh - Tue 17 Feb 7:00pm Tue 17 Feb||Main House||7:00pm||£10.50 - £26.50|
|Posh - Thu 19 Feb 7:45pm Thu 19 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£10.50 - £26.50|
|Posh - Fri 20 Feb 7:45pm Fri 20 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£11.50 - £28.50|
|Posh - Sat 21 Feb 2:30pm Sat 21 Feb||Main House||2:30pm||£9.50 - £15.00|
|Posh - Sat 21 Feb 7:45pm Sat 21 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£11.50 - £28.50|
|Posh - Tue 24 Feb 7:45pm Tue 24 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£10.50 - £26.50|
|Posh - Wed 25 Feb 7:45pm Wed 25 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£10.50 - £26.50|
|Posh - Thu 26 Feb 1:30pm Thu 26 Feb||Main House||1:30pm||£10.50 - £26.50|
|Posh - Thu 26 Feb 7:45pm Thu 26 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£10.50 - £26.50|
|Posh - Fri 27 Feb 7:45pm Fri 27 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£11.50 - £28.50|
|Posh - Sat 28 Feb 7:45pm Sat 28 Feb||Main House||7:45pm||£11.50 - £28.50|
— Time Out
‘Disgustingly smug, and deeply disturbing’
— What’s On Stage