The Country Wife


Renowned playboy, Harry Horner, has made it known in the society pages that he is now impotent. For the jealous husbands, this cunning lothario is neither a threat to their wives nor their reputations.
The Country Wife at Southwark Playhouse

Image: Southwark Playhouse


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Started: Wednesday 28 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 21 April 2018
Running time:2 hrs 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


"Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power." Oscar Wilde


With this original adaptation, Morphic Graffiti thrust William Wycherley's The Country Wife into the excesses and seductions of late 1920's London: a city exploding with a heavy mix of jazz, gin and scandalous affairs.


Renowned playboy, Harry Horner, has made it known in the society pages that he is now impotent.


For the jealous husbands, this cunning lothario is neither a threat to their wives nor their reputations.


Meanwhile, business brings the newly married Jack Pinchwife to the city with his much younger wife Margery in tow.


Dazzled by everything laid out in front of her, Margery is determined to savour it all, regardless of the consequences.


This is the Twenties, the ladies are now very much on top and they alone will decide what, and indeed who, comes their way.


With the decadence of the London social scene and the creative and sexual revolution of the 'Bright Young Things' movement, it won't just be the hemlines that are rising at Southwark this spring.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 28 March 2018

Press night:Wednesday 4 April 2018

Closes:Saturday 21 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
From £26

Creatives


Author: William Wycherley
Director: Luke Fredericks
Designer: Stewart Charlesworth
Lighting: Tom Kingdon
Movement: Heather Douglas
Production: Morphic Graffiti

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