POSH Starring Tyger Drew-Honey Announces Full Casting For UK Tour
Posh, the critically acclaimed dark comedy from Olivier Award winning writer Laura Wade, today announces full casting for its 2019 UK tour. Tyger Drew-Honey (TV's Outnumbered) who makes his stage debut in the role of 'Alistair Ryle', leads a cast of 14: Ollie Appleby as 'Hugo Fraser-Tyrwhitt', Chris Born as 'James Leighton-Masters', Matthew Entwistle as 'Toby Maitland', Isobel Laidler as 'Rachel', Jamie Littlewood as 'Dimitri Mitropoulos', Peter McNeil O'Connor as 'Chris', Taylor Mee as 'Ed Montgomery', Adam Mirsky as 'Guy Bellingfield', Ellie Nunn as 'Charlie', George Prentice as 'Miles Richards', Simon Rhodes as 'Jeremy', Joseph Tyler Todd as 'George Balfour', Jack Whittle as 'Harry Villiers', with understudies Andy Owens and Louis Palmer.
Heading out on a five-week UK tour, Posh opens at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 3 September and will tour to Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatr Clwyd, Mold until 26 October 2019.
As Downing Street welcomes the new Prime Minister, this first ever UK tour of Wade's biting satire is as topical and relevant as ever. Turning the spotlight on the privileged elite, Posh charts a night of debauchery, indulgence and violence as members of 'The Riot Club', a private gentleman's dining society, explore their innermost hatreds of the working classes. First staged at The Royal Court Theatre in London during the 2010 general election, the play's punchy dark humour and provocative political themes struck a chord with audiences and proved both a critical and sell-out success. The production soon transferred to the West End in May 2012, where it ran for twelve weeks at the Duke of York's Theatre. In 2014, Posh saw global fame with its big screen incarnation, The Riot Club, starring Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer and Tom Hollander.
Playwright Laura Wade said: 'Power, privilege and entitlement are as much in the news now as they were when Posh was first performed, so it feels like a good time to bring the boys back to the table...'
Oxford's prestigious and red-blooded Riot Club are back, but this time on one condition. They must behave. Keep it out of the Daily Mail. Preserve the reputation of the club. After the mishaps of this exclusive Oxford group at their last dinner, their President has promised its ex-members not to bring the club back into public disrepute. At a tough political time, the reputation of the PM cannot be tarnished. As the booze flows and the mood turns sour, will the brotherhood prevail or will the lawyers of those with the deepest pockets preserve these bright young men's futures.
Posh is written by Laura Wade, Directed by Lucy Hughes, with Set & Costume Design by Will Coombs, Lighting Design by Charlie Morgan Jones, Sound Design by Domenico Menghini. Posh is produced by Joe Prentice Productions.