A Mad World My Masters at the Barbican theatre
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Mad World My Masters plays the Barbican theatre this Spring
Following a 2013 hit run in Stratford Upon Avon and successful national tour, the RSC’s A Mad World My Masters is to play a strictly limited run from 29 April 2015 until 9 May 2015 at the Barbican theatre.
Transported to the seedy surroundings of 1950’s Soho, Sean Foley’s uproarious update of this lesser-known play features a live 1950s-style band and post-war setting yet retains all the biting satire of the Jacobean original.
Joe Bannister, Ellie Beaven, Ishia Bennison, Christopher Chilton, Ben Deery, Linda John-Pierre, Dennis Herdman, Pearl Mackie, Lois Meleri-Jones, Lee Mengo, Michael Moreland, Nicholas Prasad, Sarah Quist, Ian Redford, Sarah Ridgeway, David Rubin, Bertie Taylor-Smith, Jonny Weldon, Thomas Allan, Candida Caldicot, Ayse Osman, Tom Peverelle, Ellie Smith
English Touring Theatre presents the Royal Shakespeare Company production of A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS By Thomas Middleton. Edited by Sean Foley and Phil Porter. Directed by Sean Foley. Design by Alice Power.
London, Soho..1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it, where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racheteers; where virginity is no city trade and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits.
Turning con-man to fool his rich uncle, he variously becomes a lord, a high class call girl, and – God forbid – a poor actor. But a beautiful Soho tart is also on the scam; a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more.