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This show closed on July 22, 2017

About The Philanthropist

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 most celebrated hit play returns to the West End. SIMON CALLOW’s new production 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).

Run Time

2hrs 10min (including interval)

Start Date

End Date

Simon Bird and Lily Cole are a treat in this intellectually witty, emotionally acute tragi-comedy
Daily Telegraph
A smart college comedy - I love the play
The Guardian
Simon Bird is hilarious as he leads a stellar comic cast
Radio Times

Trafalgar Studios

14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY

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