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A Mad World My Masters

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Already a hit when it was performed in Stratford, the Royal Shakespeare Company brings its Soho-set comedy to the Barbican. Read More >

Already a hit when it was performed in Stratford, the Royal Shakespeare Company brings its Soho-set comedy, A Mad World My Masters, to the Barbican.

Transported to 1950s London from its original Jacobean setting, Thomas Middleton’s comedy is the tale of Richard Follywit who takes on a plethora of personas to try and con his rich uncle. However, high-class escort Miss Truly Kidman is also aware of the scam and has her own line in changing characters.

A Mad World My Masters presents a boisterous community where filth rubs up against glamour and the posh mix with society’s underbelly.

The production is suitable for theatregoers aged 14 and older.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 29/04/2015

Opening Night: 30/04/2015

Closing Night: 09/05/2015

Running time: 2h50

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Cast & Creative

Creative

Director - Sean Foley

Author - Thomas Middleton

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