Mates in Chelsea

by Rory Mullarkey

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Fri 03 Nov - Sat 16 Dec 2023

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Gloriously funny, joyously acted’ – The Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Ferociously funny’ – Theatre Weekly

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Exceptionally well-written’ – The Reviews Hub

★ ★ ★ ★ ‘a superior, scrupulously crafted script’ – Plays To See

But I do have a job. I’m a professional viscount

Things aren’t looking good for Theodore “Tug” Bungay.

His mother, Lady Agrippina, has a plan to cut off his funds. His fed-up fiancée wants to drag him up the aisle. An oligarch is eyeing up his beloved Northumberland castle. Is Tug’s dissolute life about to change completely? Or will he get to carry on doing exactly as he pleases without ever facing any consequences?

Mates in Chelsea, the new comedy by Rory Mullarkey, takes a farcical look at the lavish lives of the London elite who – somehow – remain our country’s ruling class.

Directed by Royal Court Associate Director Sam Pritchard, this riotous new play takes inspiration from Wilde and Wodehouse.

Cast update

The role of Mrs Hanratty in Mates in Chelsea will now be played by Claire Lams.

★ ★ ★ ★

'Gloriously funny, joyously acted'

The Telegraph Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

'Ferociously funny'

Theatre Weekly Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

'Exceptionally well-written'

The Reviews Hub Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

'a superior, scrupulously crafted script'

Plays To See Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

'delightful farce'

Mark Aspen Reviews Read full review

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Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm (except 9 Nov, 7pm) 

Thu & Sat matinees: 2.30pm 

Age recommendation: 14+

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes (including interval)

Act 1: 45 minutes

Interval: 20 minutes

Act 2 & 3: 1  hour 15 minutes

*Please note all times are approximate.

This show contains haze and sudden loud noises.

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BSL interpreted: Sat 2 Dec, 2.30pm

Captioned: Wed 6 Dec, 7.30pm , Thu 7 Dec 2.30pm

Relaxed Environment & Audio Described: Sat 9 Dec, 2.30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)

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