Foul Pages

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It's 1603, the plague is ravaging London, scattering the court to the rural countryside of Wiltshire and delaying the coronation of the soon to be King James I. A fruity farce full of scandalous secrets, backstage betrayals and lusty liaisons.
Foul Pages at the Hope Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Farce
Venue: Hope Theatre
Started: Tuesday 20 February 2018
Closed: Saturday 17 March 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 18+

Background


Following five critically acclaimed and award-winning in-house productions, The Hope Theatre (Fringe Theatre of the Year nominee, The Stage Awards 2016) presents the world premiere of FOUL PAGES by Robin Hooper (Ex Literary Manager of the Royal Court and Paines Plough).


Directed by Matthew Parker; The Hope's Off West End award-winning Artistic Director, it follows Matthew's hugely successful productions of LOVESONG OF THE ELECTRIC BEAR (winner of 2 Off West End Awards; transferred to West End 2015), SEA LIFE (4 Off West End Award nominations), STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Winner of 2 Break A Leg Critics Choice Awards inc Best Off West End Production), HER ACHING HEART (Best Play, Spy In The Stalls Awards and 3 Off West End Award nominations) and BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE (2 Off West End Award nominations and 3 Break A Leg Nominations).


Synopsis


It's 1603, the plague is ravaging London, scattering the court to the rural countryside of Wiltshire and delaying the coronation of the soon to be King James I.


In this outrageous comedy, while actors rehearse, despite backstage squabbles and sexual politics, Shakespeare and the Countess of Pembroke struggle with the rewrites of 'As You Like it' which must appeal to the new king's merciful nature and seduce him into releasing the condemned Sir Walter Raleigh.


A fruity farce full of scandalous secrets, backstage betrayals and lusty liaisons.


You think you know your Shakespeare? ... Think again!


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 20 February 2018

Closes:Saturday 17 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

Cast


Mary, Countess of Pembroke - Clare Bloomer

Peg, her maid - Olivia Onyehara

Chop, a dog - James King

Alex, an actor - Lewis Chandler

Rob, an actor - Thomas Bird

Will, a poet - Ian Hallard

Ed, his brother - Greg Baxter

James, a king - Tom Vanson

Mears, his man - Jack Harding


Creatives


Author: Robin Hooper
Director: Matthew Parker
Designer: Rachael Ryan
Lighting: Ben Jacobs
Sound: Paul Freeman

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