The Country Wife
Info & tickets
“Wife! He is coming in to you the back way.”
Tickets £15 full, £11 U18 and student.
All performances start at 7.30pm. Running time approx. 2 hours 45 mins.
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Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury:
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About the production
This racy and ribald comedy is a classic of the Restoration period when society was unshackled and creativity let loose. The result is a hilarious comedy about sex, venereal disease, marriage and status. It is fizzing with life in the interactions between the characters and the farcical situations they find themselves in.
We will channel our fresh and energetic approach to drama and bring the play to life for the modern audience. We are lauded for making Shakespeare accessible, entertaining and compelling and we'll be using all our experience with another William, Mr Wycherley and his mad masterpiece.
Harry Horner, a notorious and lascivious rake, spreads the false rumor of his own impotence as an ingenious scheme for the mass seduction of the women of London society. He gains the sympathy of the husbands of the town and, more importantly, free access to their wives. Meanwhile the newly-married Pinchwife desperately attempts to keep his naïve country bride from the clutches of predatory London bachelors. When she and Horner meet, events spiral out of his control.