(Henry Hitchings’s article appeared in Evening Standard, 4/16.)

Dining out with the repellent yet fascinating Bullingdon lite in Posh

To most people the phenomenon of the Oxbridge dining society seems about as real as a unicorn’s horn. The prospect of a government that features more than one alumnus of this gilded world feels distressingly weird.

In Laura Wade’s beautifully observed, very funny play, that world is anatomised. Her invention, the Riot Club, is a kind of Bullingdon lite — an Oxford coterie made up of minor aristos, landed yobs and foreign plutocrats.


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