The Ruling Class

Venue: 
Trafalgar Studio One
Location: 
West End
Categories: 

Cast includes James McAvoy Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident. Singularly unsuited to a life in the upper echelons of elite society, Jack finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle as his scheming family strives to uphold their reputation.

By: 
Peter Barnes
Director: 
Jamie Lloyd
The Ruling Class Schedule
Opening date: 
Friday, 16 January, 2015
Booking to: 
Saturday, 11 April, 2015
Address:
14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Our Review

Peter Barnes's 1968 play The Ruling Class has been unseen in the West End since its original production (though it was subsequently made into a film in 1972 starring Peter O'Toole). But more than one friend has told me that they have appeared in it in University productions, so the play is far from forgotten.

It nevertheless remains a bold proposition for the West End - and a still... Read more

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