Lily Cole: 'I think Simon Callow wants to do a one-man version of The Philanthropist'

We sat down with the cast and director of the upcoming revival of Christopher Hampton’s comedy

As they prepare to open at the Trafalgar Studios next month, we spoke with the cast of Simon Callow's upcoming revival of Christopher Hampton's The Philanthropist.

Toast actor Matt Berry stars alongside model and actress Lily Cole, Inbetweeners actor Simon Bird, Fresh Meat's Charlotte Ritchie and Plebs star Tom Rosenthal.

The Philanthropist originally premiered at the Royal Court in 1970 and is a riff on Moliere's The Misanthrope. Set in an English university town, the play looks at 24 hours in the lives of a group of young academics and focuses on a young professor of philology while in the background the Prime Minister and his cabinet have been assassinated.

The play was Hampton's breakout play, staged when he was just 23.

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The Philanthropist runs at Trafalgar Studios from 3 April to 22 July.