The Country Wife

The Country Wife

“Wife! He is coming in to you the back way.”

June 2017

Tickets £15 full, £11 U18 and student.

All performances start at 7.30pm. Running time approx. 2 hours 45 mins.

Ludlow Brewery:
Wednesday 14th
Thursday 15th
Friday 16th
Saturday 17th
Monday 19th
Tuesday 20th
Wednesday 21st
Thursday 22nd

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Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury:
Saturday 24th

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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.

The story

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.

Raucous Restoration Romp

Cast & crew

Mr Horner
Ian Seddon
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
Lucy, Alithea's Maid
Bryony Croft
Old Lady Squeamish
Helen Eaton

Behind the Scenes

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Get your tickets for William Wycherley's racy and ribald comedy The Country Wife now! It takes place at Ludlow Brewery and Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury in June.

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