The Country Wife
by William Wycherley

The Country Wife

Ludlow Brewery
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
June 2017

Our first Restoration Comedy was a wonderful journey of discovery with the glorious language, characterisation, and - in a first for us - lavish costumes. Audiences came during the hottest two weeks of summer and we sold out seven of the eight performances at the Brewery. We then premiered at Theatre Severn Shrewsbury performing to 165 people in their lovely Walker Theatre - a very exciting new experience.

“An extremely lively and fun production of The Country Wife with enough energy to power the town for a week.”

“Fabulous performance, absolute riot! Typical of genre and brilliantly performed!”

“The acting was excellent from the whole cast and the direction faultless, as ever, from Messrs Bolton and Sayers.”
Prue Britten in the Ludlow Ledger


Cast & crew

Mr Horner
Ian Seddon
Quack
Andy Bainbridge
Sir Jasper Fidget
Peter Gillham
Lady Fidget
Elizabeth Howard
Mr Harcourt
Paul Sayers
Mr Sparkish
Ewan Gibb
Mr Pinchwife
Simon Bolton
Mrs Margery Pinchwife
Anya Collyer
Alithea, Sister of Pinchwife
Kate Pothecary
Mrs Squeamish
Elinor Bengry
Old Lady Squeamish
Helen Eaton
Lucy, Alithea's Maid
Bryony Croft
Director
Simon Bolton
Producer/ Assistant Director
Paul Sayers
Lighting and sound
Carl Walker, Wild Edric Media
Costumes
Jenny Bone and Kelley Caspari
Original music
Steve Dunachie
Photography
Elizabeth Howard

Current projects

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After the very successful launch of Boxing Club Rules we're planning a tour to boxing clubs, schools and community venues in 2019–20. More details to follow.

Boxing Club Rules
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