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Royal Court transfers Posh & Jumpy to Duke of York's

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The Royal Court has confirmed that, as previously tipped by Whatsonstage.com, it is transferring its productions of Posh and Jumpy to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre later this year.

Posh will run from 23 May to 4 August (previews from 11 May), with Jumpy following from 28 August to 4 November (previews from 16 August).

Artistic director of the Royal Court Dominic Cooke said: “As the world focuses its attention on London for the Olympics, it’s a great moment for the Royal Court to mark its groundbreaking contribution to British culture, and the leading role British playwrights take in theatre across the world, with a season in the West End.

"It's especially exciting for us to return to the Duke of York’s which was the Royal Court’s home in the West End while our Sloane Square base was being rebuilt in the late 90's. And we couldn’t be happier to be working again with one of the country’s most vibrant commercial theatre companies, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)."

Laura Wade's Posh, which premiered at the Court in 2010, 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.

Tamsin Greig attends the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards. Photo credit: Dan Wooller

Jumpy, by April De Angelis, premiered last year starring Whatsonstage.com Award-winner Tamsin Grieg as a 50-year-old wife and mother who once protested in Greenham and now finds herself in protest with her promiscuous teenage daughter and shop-owner husband.

Howard Panter, joint CEO and creative director of ATG, said: “As both productions completely sold out at the Court, we are thrilled to be able to present two of its biggest successes to the public this summer.

"Presenting a West End season allows these shows to reach a wider audience that they both richly deserve, and through our partnership we are able to celebrate the exciting work happening at the Court and support and encourage a fantastic up-and-coming generation of great theatre makers.”


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