Review Round-up: Were Critics Outclassed at Posh?
The play - described variously as “Brideshead meets Lord of the Flies” and a “declaration of war” on the Conservative Party in the run-up to next month’s General Election - explores themes of class, power, privilege and the influence of ‘old money’ via an elite student dining society at Oxford who are bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery and decadence.
The 14-strong company comprises Leo Bill, Jolyon Coy, David Dawson, Richard Goulding, Harry Hadden-Paton, Kit Harington, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Joshua Mcguire, Tom Mison and James Norton as the ten members of the fictional Riot Club, as well as Charlotte Lucas, Fiona Button, Daniel Ryan and Simon Shepherd. Lyndsey Turner directs.
Here’s an overview of what the overnight critics thought...