Original Posh cast members Leo Bill, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Tom Mison and Simon Shepherd will recreate their roles when the Royal Court hit transfers to the West End later this spring.
They are joined at the Duke of York’s theatre from 11 May by fellow Posh alumni Jolyon Coy, Richard Goulding, Charlotte Lucas, Joshua McGuire, and newcomers Steffan Rhodri, Max Bennett, Pip Carter, Edward Killingback, Harry Lister Smith and Jessica Ransom.
Laura Wade’s tale of an elite Oxford University dining society first ran at the Royal Court in 2010, when it played to 100% capacity, proving one of the highest-grossing shows in Royal Court history.
Set in an oak-panelled room at the famous university, 10 young men with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets meet for a night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t a jolly; they’re planning a revolution.
Among the original cast members, Lloyd-Hughes and Bill are fast becoming London stage regulars, the former appearing most recently in the Young Vic ’s The Changeling, while the latter starred in School For Scandal at the Barbican.
New boy Bennett appeared opposite Felicity Jones in the Donmar Warehouse production of Luise Miller, and Carter is proving a regular at the National Theatre with credits including The Cherry Orchard, The White Guard and Gethsemane.
Of the more experienced cast members, Rhodri joins the cast having scored huge successes with the Olivier Award-winning Clybourne Park and, more recently, Absent Friends, and Shepherd’s credits include London productions of Art, Secret Rapture and The Browning Version.
Posh’s season at the Duke of York’s theatre is the first of a double transfer from the Royal Court. It will be followed, from late August, by April De Angelis’s Olivier Award-nominated Jumpy, starring Tamsin Greig.