The Philanthropist

Booking until 22 July 2017
Trafalgar Studios
Out in the ‘real world’ the Prime Minister and his cabinet have been assassinated and England’s most treasured writers are being murdered one by one! Back in the cosy bubble of university life, a bachelor don anguishes over sex, marriage, anagrams, and the meaning of life.  Did someone suggest academics were ‘out of touch’?
CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON’S most celebrated hit play returns to the West End.  SIMON CALLOW’s new production stars:  MATT BERRY (The IT Crowd, Toast of London), SIMON BIRD (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), LILY COLE (Ab Fab The Movie), CHARLOTTE RITCHIE (Call the Midwife ) and TOM ROSENTHAL (Friday Night Dinner).
★★★★ 'Simon Bird and Lily Cole are a treat in this intellectually witty, emotionally acute tragi-comedy' Daily Telegraph
'Simon Bird is hilarious as he leads a stellar comic cast' Radio Times
'Biting satire' The Week
'A smart college comedy - I love the play' The Guardian
'Christopher Hampton’s wickedly funny tale of the foibles of life in a university town' Time Out