A student from Sutton Coldfield has cheekily invited David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson to a ‘toff-bashing’ play she is staging later this month.
Oxford University student Susie Quirke has asked the trio to see award-winning black comedy Posh, an anti-Establishment satire on the Bullingdon Club-style culture, which she is staging at Oxford Union from November 21-25.
All three politicians were members of the notorious club during their time at Oxford – but so far none has accepted the invitation.
Susie, 19, said: “It was a bit of a tease, inviting Cameron, Osborne and Johnson to watch Posh. It would have been pretty brave of them to come along – but they’re still welcome if they find out they’re free that night.
“I’m not trying to make a political point, but I think it will get a debate going. There are characters in the play who we still see in dining clubs here these days.”
The play by Laura Wade, who will be attending rehearsals to give the cast tips on the staging of the play, was seen as a declaration of war against the Conservatives when it was premiered at the Royal Court in the run-up to last year’s election.
Susie, who was educated at King Edward VI High School for Girls, in Edgbaston, is now studying Classics at Oriel College and said she is following in a family tradition of ‘toff-bashing’.
Her elder brother, Kieron, a Hollywood screenwriter, co-wrote Trinity, the cult television series starring Charles Dance, which focussed on the evil machinations of the Dandelion Club, yet another parody of the Bullingdon.
Among the stars of Posh is another Oxford undergraduate from Sutton Coldfield, Christopher Bland, aged 20, who is also a member of Oxford’s all-male A Capella group Out of the Blue, which managed to reach the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.
Christopher, who was educated at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, is studying Modern Languages at New College, Oxford and is playing the role of Dmitri, the arrogant heir to a Greek shipping fortune.