Scandaltown Tickets London Theatre

Scandaltown Tickets

A world premiere of a troublesome comedy for the new restoration of the theatres

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Overview

'Dear Miss Tweetwell, the ladder is where I live. For at the top lies reputation and wealth and at the bottom: ignominy and squalor.'

When noble heroine Miss Phoebe Virtue receives worrisome news on Instagram that her twin brother Jack may be endangering his reputation in London Town, she decides she must visit herself, and investigate…

Set in our contemporary post-pandemic capital, full of illicit sex, political hypocrisy and the machinations of a fame-hungry elite, Mike Bartlett’s new play, directed by Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan, is a world premiere of a troublesome comedy for the new restoration of the theatres.

Critic reviews

Jaunty mix of current aberrance and Restoration ostentatious absurdity

· The Observer

A well-plotted and provocative comedy

· Londonist

Restoration-comedy-style take on 21st Century shamelessness

· The Arts Desk

Faux-Restoration comedy is good fun

· Time Out

Clever Restoration comedy

· London Theatre

Smut and silliness in modern Restoration comedy

· The Guardian

None of its blows land strongly

· The Stage

Extremely funny at times

· WhatsOnStage

Cheeky, boisterous contemporary comedy of manners

· Broadway World

Panto-ish result

· The Telegraph

Showy but insubstantial

· Evening Standard

Anti-woke jokes fall flat in modern Restoration comedy

· The Times

A clutter of a parody

· The Independent
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Date & time

Show ended
Thu 7 Apr - Sat 14 May 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Lyric Square, King St W6 0QL London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
4.3
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