Posh

I had the opportunity to meet up with the cast and crew of Posh about an hour before their performance, and together we blitzed through a few scenes. It was a really good performance, and I am glad I had the chance to see their last show. Here are my favourite photos from our photoshoot.

“Now is the time to throw off our chains, to dance footloose upon the earth, to carpe some f***ing diem. We’ve earned tonight, gentlemen.”

Join the Riot Club, an elite group of privately-educated Oxford undergraduates, as they gather for their termly dinner in a hired room of a family-run pub. Taking place over the course of one evening, the dinner begins with hilarity and amusing drunkenness, but quickly descends into something darker. Be amused, then alarmed, by a series of increasingly disturbing jokes and disputes with the pub owner, his daughter, and a call girl. It will be a night of drinking. It will be a night of surprises. It will be a night that both the boys, and you, won’t be able to forget. The play that inspired the popular film ‘The Riot Club’, Posh is at once hilarious and disturbing, distantly elitist and yet uncomfortably close to home.

(Text from Camdram)

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Dan Sanderson, Louis Norris
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Louis Norris, Dan Sanderson
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Joe Pieri, Jonah Surkes
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Joe Pieri, Jonah Surkes
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David Ruttle, Keir Baker
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Seth Kruger, Keir Baker, Jonah Surkes
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Seth Kruger, Joe Pieri
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Jonah Surkes
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Peter Chappell, Seth Kruger, Jonah Surkes
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Peter Chappell, Seth Kruger, Joe Pieri
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Peter Chappell, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Jonah Surkes, Leo Benedict
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David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Leo Benedict, Jonah Surkes, Dan Sanderson
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Peter Chappell, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Leo Benedict
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David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Max Campbell, Leo Benedict, Jonah Surkes
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Jonah Surkes, Seth Kruger, Keir Baker, Ben Martineau, Leo Benedict
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Keir Baker, Joe Pieri, Jonah Surkes, George Booth-Clibborn, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau
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Dan Sanderson, Keir Baker, Leo Benedict, Peter Chappell
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David Ruttle, Keir Baker, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau
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Keir Baker, George Booth-Clibborn, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger
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Ben Martineau, Joe Pieri, Jonah Surkes
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George Booth-Clibborn, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell, Dan Sanderson, Leo Benedict, Peter Chappell, Keir Baker
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Dan Sanderson, Leo Benedict, Peter Chappell, Keir Baker
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Ben Martineau, Max Campbell
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Jonah Surkes, George Booth-Clibborn, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger
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Ben Martineau, Isobel Laidler, Max Campbell
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Leo Benedict
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David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell, Dan Sanderson, Leo Benedict, Peter Chappell
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Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell, Dan Sanderson, Leo Benedict, Peter Chappell, Keir Baker
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George Booth-Clibborn, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell, Keir Baker
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Joe Pieri, Jonah Surkes, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Max Campbell, Dan Sanderson, Leo Benedict, Peter Chappell, Ben Martineau
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Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell
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George Booth-Clibborn, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau
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Joe Pieri, Jonah Surkes, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell, Leo Benedict
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David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell
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Jonah Surkes, Beth Hindhaugh, Seth Kruger, David Ruttle
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David Ruttle, Beth Hindhaugh
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Leo Benedict, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell, Beth Hindhaugh
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Joe Pieri, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Ma Campbell, Dan Sanderson, Peter Chappell, Leo Benedict, Jonah Surkes
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George Booth-Clibborn, Seth Kruger, Joe Pieri, Ben Martineau, Dan Sanderson, Isobel Laidler, Max Campbell, Leo Benedict, Peter Chappell
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Isobel Laidler, David Ruttle, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell, George Booth-Clibborn, Seth Kruger

Unfortunately there was not enough time to do the final trashing scene where the table was destroyed, as it took too long to reset. So instead we did a last supper inspired photo with the cast.

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Jonah Surkes, Peter Chappell, George Booth-Clibborn, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Joe Pieri, Max Campbell, Dan Sanderson, Leo Benedict, Peter Chappell
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Top row: Beth Hindhaugh, Isobel Laidler, Peter Chappell, Joe Pieri, Louis Norris, Keir Baker Middle row: Jonah Surkes, David Ruttle, Seth Kruger, Ben Martineau, Max Campbell, Dan Sanderson, Leo Benedict Bottom row: Harrison Butler-Stroud, Lisa Bernhardt, Alex Ridley, Anna Jennings, Katherine Ridley, Mira Nadarajah, Tom Mullock, Chris Lazenbatt

Many thanks to the cast and crew for a great performance!

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Cast
James – Ben Martineau
Alistair – Seth Kruger
Harry – David Ruttle
Hugo – Leo Benedict
George – George Booth-Clibborn
Dimitri – Max Campbell
Guy – Dan Sanderson
Toby – Jonah Surkes
Miles – Peter Chappell
Ed – Joe Pieri
Jeremy – Louis Norris
Chris – Keir Baker
Rachel – Isobel Laidler
Charlie – Beth Hindhaugh

Production Team
Co-Producer – Alex Ridley, Katherine Ridley
Director – Anna Jennings
Publicity Designer – Oscar Yang
Master Carpenter – Tom Mullock
Lighting Designer – Chris Lazenbatt
Sound Designer – Chris Lazenbatt
Set Designer – Lisa Bernhardt
Stage Manager – Harrison Butler-Stroud
Costume Designer – Mira Nadarajah
Fight Adviser – Isaac Jordan
Turkey Extraordinaire – Rhys Thomson, Alex Ridley
Photographer – Lisa Bernhardt, Johannes Hjorth, Oscar Yang

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