The Ruling Class

Trafalgar Studio One, London
The Ruling Class
Trafalgar Studio One, London
Our Review 4 / 5

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.

Opening date |
16th January 2015
Available until |
11th April 2015
Categories |
Peter Barnes
Jamie Lloyd

Trafalgar Studio One Venue Information

Trafalgar Studio One, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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Our Review of The Ruling Class


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 radical one, in its portrait of a ruthless power struggle, seemingly remote for most spectators,... Read more

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