VenueTrafalgar Studios
Studio 1,Studio 2
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
Date From3rd April 2017
Date Opened20th April 2017
Date To22nd July 2017
When19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30
What's OnV420

The Philanthropist

The PhilanthropistT1921763211
Set in a fictitious English University town, strongly evoking Oxford or Cambridge, the play follows 24 hours in the lives of a group of young academics. The action unfolds in the rooms of Philip the university's cosseted and floundering professor of philology, for whom solace and certitude exist in complex wordplay. 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, the bachelor don anguishes over sex, marriage, anagrams and the meaning of life. Did someone suggest academics were 'out of touch'?
Author Christopher Hampton

Archive :: production:T1921763211, play:S1507289807, venue:V420

Production details

Studio 1


Producer Howard Panter (for Trafalgar Entertainment Group - Simon Friend and Gavin Kalin)
Director Simon Callow
Performer Matt Berry
Performer Simon Bird
Performer Lily Cole
Performer Charlotte Ritchie
Performer Tom Rosenthal

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