Laura Wade’s POSH has received continual critical acclaim ever since its 2010 début at the Royal Court theatre. The play focuses upon The Riot Club, a fictional reproduction of the notorious Bullingdon Club at Oxford University, famously attended by both David Cameron and Boris Johnson in their younger and less publicly-scrutinized days. A play which satirises the exorbitant hedonism of these hopelessly detestable posh boys soon takes on a far more serious tone as we discover what can happen when the Oxford elite gets ugly.
Caitlin Hobbs, director, compliments the “fantastically provocative” nature of Wade’s work, stating that “POSH has something for everyone: it’s thought-provoking, and it’s thrilling.”
She also has high praise for the cast, suitably boisterous and all-male with the exceptions of the landlord’s unfortunate daughter Rachel (Cat Lewis) and indignant prostitute Charlie (Hannah Dutton), telling us that she “couldn’t have asked for a stronger cast with which to bring the show to life.” Having witnessed a recent rehearsal, it is safe to say that we are in for a real treat from SUSU Theatre group.
POSH will be performed at the Annex Theatre from the 29th October – 1st of November, all showings starting at 7.30pm. Adult tickets are £8, students £6 and Performing Arts members £5. Tickets can be bought at http://www.theatre.susu.org/posh/