The Philanthropist

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The Philanthropist Tickets

“Intellectually stimulating, touchingly sympathetic and gloriously, gloriously funny” - Sunday Times

Christopher Hampton’s most celebrated play has been delighting audiences and since its premiere at the Royal Court in 1970. A biting ‘bourgeois comedy’ and a fiendishly clever inversion of Moliere’s ‘The Misanthrope’, Simon Callow’s new production boasts some of today’s most exciting young stage and screen actors.

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 finest play"


Key Information

Booking from:
Fri 21st July 2017

Booking until:
Fri 21st July 2017

Min price: £127.00
Max price: £127.00


What the Press Say

Simon Bird and Lily Cole are a treat in this intellectually witty, emotionally acute tragi-comedy
- The Telegraph

Christopher Hampton’s wickedly funny tale of the foibles of life in a university town
- Time Out

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Trafalgar Studio One Information

Address: Trafalgar Studio One, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

London Underground Nearest tube: Charing Cross

London Underground Tube lines: Bakerloo, Northern

Directions Directions from Charing Cross :

(5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

Rail Nearest rail: Charing Cross

Buses Bus routes: (Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176

Night Buses Night buses: (Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381 (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551

Parking Parking: Some people may still know Trafalgar Studios as the Whitehall Theatre. Use both names if asking for directions.

Congestion Charge In congestion zone?: Yes

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