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Old money. New problems. Different gender.  When I heard that an all-female version of Laura Wade’s POSH was being produced, I was curious. How would POSH, a play circulating over the thoughts and actions of men, work with an all female cast? After seeing the production I can say that not only does it work, it is triumphant.

Now in its ninth year, the Musical Comedy Award finals took place at The Lyric Theatre on 10th April, where ten finalists battled it out for the ultimate comedy crown.

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s play finally makes its way to the stage, after a 2013 detour into a film for television. The play tells the story of The Wipers Times, a publication made in the trenches of the First World War, edited by Captain Fred Roberts.

Posh, currently playing at the Pleasance Theatre (London), is a play that you could dissect, analyse, and write essays on. It is often in small, understated venues that you find the most interesting productions – and, above all, Posh is certainly interesting.

When a show contains rip-roaring songs, a positive message and of course those boots, it was only ever going to be stellar - Kinky Boots most certainly delivers. I had the opportunity of speaking to Matt Henry who plays Lola and here's what he had to say...

The Pleasance Theatre is just that. Pleasant, intimate and with an inviting set. The only critique would be the seats. Maybe not to everyone's liking, making you have to shift position and perception frequently. And that is the beauty of Posh. Taking on an all-female cast and prevalent in the current times with our new Prime Minister, this is a work of art that truly reflects modern day life.

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