The revival is the latest in a line of gender-blind theatre productions
Game Of Thrones star Hannah Murray says she will not “be going to the guys for tips” when she stars in an all-female version of hit play Posh.
The actress, who plays Gilly in the hit TV show, will appear in the new production of the play inspired by the antics of the over-privileged and badly behaved students in the Bullingdon Club which counts former PM David Cameron and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as alumni.
Laura Wade’s play, which debuted at the Royal Court Theatre in 2010 with a cast including fellow Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington and War And Peace actor James Norton, became a West End hit and was made into a film called The Riot Club.
Murray said: “I know a bunch of the guys that were in it as well as Kit.
“I worked with Josh O’Connor who is in the film version and I talked to him about it and how excited I am about doing it but I don’t think I’ll be going to the guys for tips or anything.”
The play, at Islington’s Pleasance Theatre, is the latest in a line of recent gender-blind productions including Glenda Jackson’s return to the stage as King Lear.
Murray said she was attracted to the part of Alistair because he had an “aggression and entitlement” rarely seen in characters written for women.
She said: “As soon as I started working on the text I felt so excited by how different it felt for me.
“This little voice deep inside me went ‘I want to do that and that’s not fair because they don’t write parts like that for women’.”
Posh is at the Pleasance Theatre, N7 from Wednesday March 29 until April 22.
Source: Evening Standard