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Hannah Murray drops out of all-female Posh

The new take on Laura Wade’s play opens at the Pleasance Theatre later this month

Hannah Murray
Hannah Murray
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Game of Thrones actress Hannah Murray has dropped out of an all-female production of Laura Wade's Posh, citing personal reasons unrelated to the production.

Murray will be replaced by Serena Jennings whose previous stage credits include Punk Rock (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Titus Andronicus (Arcola Theatre) and Wasted (The White Bear).

Cressida Carré will direct the new version of Wade's play about an Oxford student dining club, based on the infamous Bullingdon Club whose alumni include David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

It premiered at the Royal Court in 2010 with a cast including Kit Harington, James Norton and David Dawson, before transferring to the West End, and was adapted into the film The Riot Club, in 2014.

Jennings joins the previously announced cast of Lucy Aarden, Cassie Bradley, Alice Brittain, Molly Hanson, Verity Kirk, Macy Nyman, Toni Peach, Jessica Siân, Sarah Thom, Gabby Wong and Amani Zardoe.

Posh will run at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington from 3 to 22 April 2017, with previews from 29 March.