Posh (at the Duke of York's Theatre)
The Royal Court Theatre returns to its previous West End home, the Duke of York's Theatre, with Posh, Jumpy and Constellations. The Ambassador Theatre Group will join forces with Royal Court Theatre Productions to present this 2012 West End season. 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. Writer Laura Wade is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. Her first play for the Royal Court, Breathing Corpses, played in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 2005 and won her the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson Playwrights Best Play Award, the George Devine Award and an Olivier Award Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. She is currently adapting Posh into a feature film for Blueprint Pictures. Her other recent work includes the Australian Chamber Orchestra's Kreutzer vs Kreutzer(Sydney Opera House and Australian national tour) and Alice, a new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield) with Lyndsey Turner. Director Lyndsey Turner's' work at the Royal Court includes Contractions, A Miracle and Our Private Life. She has also worked at the Royal Court as Trainee Associate Director and International Associate. She is associate director at Sheffield Theatres where her work includes Alice and The Way of the World. Her other credits include Edgar And Annabel, There Is A War (National Theatre), Joseph K and Nocturnal (Gate); My Romantic History (Traverse, Bush, Sheffield Theatres) and The Lesson (Arcola). Running Time 2hrs 35mins approx including one interval The Royal Court is selling an allocation of seats per performance, across all price bands. Further tickets are available from "Ambassadors Theatre Group": www.royalcourtatdukes.com and other ticket agencies. 20 Day Seats are available for every performance from 10am at the Duke Of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane. Maximum of 2 per person, Â£10 each. For Access bookings please contact 0844 871 7677 or email [email protected] ! system.spektrix.com/royalcourt/files/8410c18a-2c91-4033-be48-a0e8af44d371.jpg! "Playtext available from our bookshop": www.royalcourttheatre.com/shop/programmes (UK postage only) Performances from 27 July take place during the London Olympics, so please check your travel routes in advance to make sure you can get to and from the Duke of York's Theatre safely. The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and Transport for London (TfL) have released a special travel guide for theatre goers during this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is available on the "Official London Theatre website":www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/theatre2012 and on the "TfL website":www.tfl.gov.uk/london2012.
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