By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Simon Callow
Starring Matt Berry Simon Bird Lily Cole Charlotte Ritchie Tom Rosenthal
‘Simon Bird & Lily Cole are a treat’
‘Matt Berry dazzles’
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’?
Christopher Hampton’s most celebrated hit play has been delighting audiences since its premiere at the Royal Court in 1970. A biting ‘bourgeois comedy’ and a fiendishly clever inversion of Moliere’s The Misanthrope, Simon Callow’s new production boasts some of today’s most exciting young stage and screen stars: Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Toast of London), BAFTA award-winning writer, actor and musician; Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner); Lily Cole (The Last Days of Troy – Royal Exchange, Globe, Ab Fab The Movie); Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife, Fresh Meat, Siblings); Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner, Chicken Soup with Barley – Royal Court)