The Country Wife – Sep 4 to 8

September 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Adult £14/£10 Under 16 £7/£5

The classic comedy of intrigue

The Country Wife has come to town! And ‘town’, of course, is London, that well-known centre of intrigue and vice. Horner, the notorious womaniser, has spotted her – so the pursuit is on, although this isn’t stopping Horner hunting down other game.

Meanwhile, his friend Harcourt has fallen head over heels in love with the beautiful Alithea. Unfortunately, she’s engaged to the ridiculous Sparkish, a would-be wit and full time fop, so there is some ingenious work to be done.

And that’s just the beginning of the plot in William Wycherley’s glorious 1675 comedy, ‘The Country Wife’, set in the Restoration period after the return of Charles II to the throne, setting the tone for  a society bent on pleasure-seeking and the flaunting of fashion. The only sin is being found out.

The Country Wife is the classic Restoration comedy. This full-blooded and witty comedy is accompanied in this production by live music.