Following its 2013 hit run in Stratford-upon-Avon and nationwide tour, A Mad World My Masters will play at London’s Barbican for a strictly limited season this May.
London, Soho… 1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it; where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; where ‘virginity is no city trade’, and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits.
Turning con-man to fool his rich uncle, he variously becomes a lord, a high class call girl, and – God forbid – a poor actor.
But a beautiful Soho tart is also on the scam: a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more…
The Barbican run is produced by the RSC and English Touring Theatre.
Booking details: rsc.org.uk