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The Philanthropist,
Trafalgar Studios

The Philanthropist Tickets at Trafalgar Studios,

The Philanthropist Overview

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 has been delighting audiences since it premiere at the Royal Court in 1970. A biting ‘bourgeois comedy’ and a fiendishly clever inversion of Moliere’s The Misanthrope, Simon Callow’s new production boasts some of today’s most exciting young stage and screen stars: BAFTA award winning writer, actor and musician Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Toast of London), Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), Lily Cole (The Last Days of Troy – Royal Exchange, Globe, Ab Fab The Movie), Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife, Fresh Meat, Siblings) and Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner, Chicken Soup with Barley – Royal Court). 

‘Christopher Hampton’s finest play’
Evening Standard

‘A gloriously, gloriously funny play'
Sunday Times