A Mad World My Masters
Comedy

Barbican

A Mad World My Masters

29 Apr 2015 - 09 May 2015

£10.00 - £40.00

Pro reviewers rating
2 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

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Turning con man to fool his rich uncle, Richard Follywit variously becomes a lord, a high-class call girl and – God forbid – a poor actor. But beautiful Soho tart, Miss Truly Kidman, is also on the scam: a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more… 

In this mad, boisterous world, glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it; the posh mix with musicians, prostitutes and racketeers; and a dashing bachelor in need of quick cash is forced to live on his wits. 

Transported to the seedy surroundings of 1950s Soho, Sean Foley’s uproarious update of this wickedly funny comedy features a live 1950s-style band and post-war setting yet retains all the biting satire of the Jacobean original. 

The production transfers from Stratford-upon-Avon for a limited run. 


Age guidance 14+.

Barbican [Off West End]

“Joyously madcap, breezily cynical... [Its success] lies in its ability to capture the thoughtful undertones of the original.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Hilariously and unashamedly filthy... 1950s Soho [is] a perfect fit for Middleton’s play... Will make you cry with laughter. ”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

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