'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.
Jaunty mix of current aberrance and Restoration ostentatious absurdity
A well-plotted and provocative comedy
Restoration-comedy-style take on 21st Century shamelessness
Faux-Restoration comedy is good fun
Clever Restoration comedy
Smut and silliness in modern Restoration comedy
None of its blows land strongly
Extremely funny at times
Cheeky, boisterous contemporary comedy of manners
Showy but insubstantial
Anti-woke jokes fall flat in modern Restoration comedy
A clutter of a parody