The Double Dealer


A house party on an evening. A marriage has been arranged between Cynthia and Mellefont. All should be plain sailing, but the young couple must contend with the jealousies, vanities and vagaries of a host of brilliantly drawn comic characters.
The Double Dealer at Orange Tree Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy drama
Venue: Orange Tree Theatre
Starts: Friday 7 December 2018
Closes: Saturday 26 January 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


This delightful restoration comedy, written by Congreve at the age of only 24, provides an irresistible foretaste of the kind of iconic characters which appear in his subsequent great comedies, The Way of the World and Love for Love.


Selina Cadell recently directed the latter to critical acclaim for the RSC.


Synopsis


Tho' marriage makes man and wife one flesh, it leaves 'em still two fools.


A house party on a sultry autumn evening.


A marriage has been arranged between Cynthia and Mellefont.


All should be plain sailing, but the young couple must contend with the jealousies, vanities and vagaries of a host of brilliantly drawn comic characters.


Above all they must overcome the Machiavellian machinations of Maskwell - the eponymous Double Dealer.


In a world of artifice and guile, how are we to judge whose behaviour is beyond reproach?


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Box office tel: 020 8940 3633

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 7 December 2018

Press night:Tuesday 11 December 2018

Closes:Saturday 26 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

No evening performances 24 & 31 Dec


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

(not 8 Dec)

Additional mats Mon 24 & Mon 31 Dec 2.30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£15

Standard:
£25

Concessions:

Concessions

A limited number of tickets at £19 are available for all performances for over 65s, students, recipients of state benefit and members of theatre unions and guilds on presentation of proof.


Under 30s

A limited number of under 30s £12.50 tickets are available for all performances. Proof of ages must be shown when collecting tickets.


Access

£15 tickets available for disabled patrons plus one escort at the same rate on all performances.

£12 tickets available for blind or partially sighted patrons and an escort at the same price for audio described performances.

£12 tickets for deaf or partially hearing patrons at Captioned performances.


£12 tickets available for blind or partially sighted patrons and an escort at the same price for audio described performances.


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Access information


Audio‑described performances Tue 15 Jan 7.30pm & Sat 19 Jan 2.30pm


Stagetext Captioned performance Wed 23 Jan 7.30pm


Creatives


Author: William Congreve
Director: Selina Cadell
Set designer: Madeleine Girling
Costume designer: Rosalind Ebbutt

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