Cast announced for Mates in Chelsea at the Royal Court Theatre

Casting has been announced for Mates in Chelsea at the Royal Court.

Rory Mullarkey’s riotous new play will run at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 3 November – 16 December 2023.

Making up the cast are Amy Booth-Steel, Natalie Dew, Karina Fernandez, George Fouracres, Laurie Kynaston, Philipp Mogilnitskiy and Fenella Woolgar.

Directed by Royal Court Associate Director Sam Pritchard, Mates in Chelsea takes inspiration from Wilde and Wodehouse to create a contemporary comedy of manners set among the dwellers of south west London who – somehow – remain our country’s ruling class.

Things aren’t looking good for Theodore “Tug” Bungay.

His mother, Lady Agrippina, has a plan to cut off his funds. His fed-up fiancée wants to drag him up the aisle. An oligarch is eyeing up his beloved Northumberland castle. Is Tug’s dissolute life about to change completely? Or will he get to carry on doing exactly as he pleases without ever facing any consequences?

Mates in Chelsea is designed by Milla Clarke, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Christopher Shutt, movement direction by Malik Nashad Sharpe, assistant director is Aneesha Srinivasan, dialect coach is Penny Dyer and fight direction by Bret Yount. The production manager is Vivienne Clavering, the stage manager is Chris Peterson, the deputy stage manager is Julia Slienger, and the assistant stage manager is Tash Savidge.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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