There is now extremely limited availability for all performances of The Ruling Class. However tickets for upcoming performances are being released on a regular basis. You can get this information first by following us on Twitter @TrafTransformed.
BAFTA Award-winning James McAvoy (Filth, X-Men) returns to Trafalgar Transformed, following his Olivier-nominated, critically acclaimed performance in Macbeth
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Running time: 2h 45m inc interval
BAFTA Award-winning James McAvoy (Filth, X-Men) returns to Trafalgar Transformed, following his Olivier-nominated, critically acclaimed performance in Macbeth.
Jack, a possible paranoid schizophrenic with a Messiah complex, inherits the title of the 14th Earl of Gurney after his father passes away in a bizarre accident. Singularly unsuited to a life in the upper echelons of elite society, Jack finds himself at the centre of a ruthless power struggle as his scheming family strives to uphold their reputation.
Bubbling with acerbic wit and feverish energy, Olivier Award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer Peter Barnes’ razor-sharp satire combines a ferocious mix of hilarity and horror whilst mercilessly exposing the foibles of the English nobility.
The first ever revival of this classic cult comedy is directed by Trafalgar Transformed Artistic Director, Jamie Lloyd.
There is now extremely limited availability for all performances of The Ruling Class.
However tickets for upcoming performances are being released on a regular basis. You can get this information first by following us on Twitter @TrafTransformed.
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £3.00 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
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discount for these shows you must join the ATG Access Membership Scheme; call
0844 8717677, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the box office in person
Trafalgar Studios 1 & 2 are accessible for Wheelchair Users. The main entrance to the theatre is on Whitehall. The Foyer, Foyer Bar and Box Office are on street level. Please note, Trafalgar Studios are only able to accommodate small wheelchairs - up to 30” or 77cm width (no mobility scooters) due to size and weight restrictions (225 kg max) on our lifts.
For Studio 1 you can enter the foyer step free, take the lift to the lower level then a stair lift brings you to the front of the auditorium. The Wheelchair Spaces are in the front row and are clear view.
For Studio 2 access is step free into the foyer, take the lift to the lower level then there is level access into the auditorium. The Wheelchair space is again in the front row & clear view.
If Wheelchair Patrons would rather transfer into a seat then the wheelchair can be stored during the performance and brought back to you at the end of the show.
Please allow enough time (20 minutes) for wheelchair patrons to get to their seats.
The infrared hearing loops now work in Rows F-H in Studio 1 (best reception in more central seats); in Studio 2 best reception is in A17-22, B24-29 and C34-39. Devices are at the Box Office, £10 deposit is required. There are two devices available: Induction Loop Necklace Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control. Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid.
Guide Dogs are permitted in the auditorium or can be looked after by staff during the show.
The disabled toilet is on the lower level in the Studio Bar and can be reached by Wheelchair Users from the foyer and from both auditoriums.
Do the ruling class still hold the power, or does big business have more influence in Britain? Who rules Britain?
Date: Monday 30th March
Where: Trafalgar Studios - Studio One
Ticket Price: Free*
In celebration of Barnes’ brilliance, Trafalgar Transformed delivers one of its most exciting #TrafExtras on the stage of The Ruling Class, with three extraordinary monologues from Barnes’ People performed by a cast of West End stars.
Barnes’ People is an astonishing collection of stories by The Ruling Class creator Peter Barnes. Written in one of the most challenging forms of dramatic writing – monologues – each piece features a single human being exposing and investigating fundamental human needs.
Date: Friday 27th March
Where: Trafalgar Studios - Studio One
Ticket Price: Free*
*Tickets must be reserved in advance via the website, by phone or at the Box Office.
By bus: 3 11 12 24 53 77a 88 91 139 159 453
Charing Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo)
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Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7632 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Groups Bookings: 020 7206 1174
Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971
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ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases rucksacks and large bags into the Theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.
Mon-Sat, 10:30am to 7.45pm
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Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd returns to curate Trafalgar Transformed season 2, which includes Richard III starring Martin Freeman and East is East by Ayub Khan Din starring Jane Horrocks and The Ruling Class starring James McAvoy. We thought we’d share ten interesting facts you might not know about Trafalgar Transformed past and present.