The Philanthropist

The Philanthropist Tickets

4.6 out of 5, based on 5 ratings and 5 reviews.
4.6
  • Simon Callow's new production of The Philanthropist stars Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Toast of London), Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), Lily Cole (Ab Fab The Movie), Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife) and Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner).

    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, a bachelor don anguishes over sex, marriage, anagrams, and the meaning of life.  Did someone suggest academics were ‘out of touch’?

    Christopher Hampton’s (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Treats, The Father, The Mother, The Truth, Art, Atonement) most celebrated hit play returns to the West End.

    At Trafalgar Studios until 22 July 2017, book The Philanthropist tickets today!

    *Please note: This production features the firing of a gun and a loud gunshot.

  • Trafalgar Studios 1

    Whitehall,
    London,
    SW1A 2DY

  • Full Seating Plan
    Trafalgar Studios 1  Seating Plan
  • DAILY TELEGRAPH

    4 stars
    'Simon Bird and Lily Cole are a treat in this pungent tragi-comedy'


    THE SUNDAY TIMES


    'Intellectually stimulating, touchingly sympathetic and gloriously, gloriously funny'


     

    EVENING STANDARD


    'Christopher Hampton's finest play'


     

    THE TIMES


    'The play begins with a wickedly funny coup de theatre'


     

    THE STAGE


    'One of the most delightful and subtle comedies of the last century'


     

    THE INDEPENDENT


    'A clever, witty inversion of Molière's great comedy The Misanthrope'