Mike Bartlett’s hilarious and irreverent new comedy uncovers a decadent world of sex, hypocrisy, parties and power.
It’s the event of the season and the fame–hungry have come to play, but not all is what it seems when a web of lies and mishaps risk exposing the reputation of London’s elite.
Lyric Hammersmith Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan directs Scandaltown, a Restoration comedy for the 21st Century, celebrating a spectacular return to the theatre with a 12-strong ensemble, an exquisite score and the finest couture. A party that will no doubt have all of London talking. Welcome to #Scandaltown.
Starring Rachael Stirling, Scandaltown is booking from 7 April 2022 until 14 May 2022 at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London.
What is Scandaltown about?
‘Dear Miss Tweetwell, the ladder is where I live. For at the top lies reputation and wealth and at the bottom: ignominy and squalor.’
When noble heroine Miss Phoebe Virtue receives worrisome news on Instagram that her twin brother Jack may be endangering his reputation in London Town, she decides she must visit herself, and investigate…
Who is in the cast of Scandaltown?
The cast features Rachael Stirling, Richard Goulding, Thomas Josling, Ami Okumura Jones, Annette McLaughlin, Aysha Kala, Cecilia Appiah, Chukwuma Omambala, Emma Cunniffe, Henry Everett, Luke Hornsby, Matthew Broome.
Written by Mike Bartlett with direction Rachel O’Riordan, set desugn by Good Teeth, costume by Kinnetia Isidore, lighting design by Paul Keogan, sound & music by Simon Slater, choreography by Malik Nashad Sharpe, wigs/hair/make-up by Susanna Peretz, casting by Amy Ball, ender consultant Dr Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston and assistant director Kwame Owusu.
Reviews of Scandaltown"Fun and fine acting" - The Guardian
"Good fun" - TimeOut
"Laugh-out-loud funny" - Evening Standard
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Important NotesFace coverings must be worn inside the theatre at all times during your visit, including during performances, excluding when eating and drinking. We understand some are exempt from wearing a mask, including those aged 11 and under. If you are exempt, we encourage you to please bring something to identify this (for example, a Sunflower lanyard or badge). If needed, the Box Office can provide a yellow lanyard which will need to be returned upon departure.
Venue InformationLyric Hammersmith, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: 27, 110, 190, 218, 267, 306, H91, N9, N11, N266