THE COUNTRY WIFE

Directed by: John Poulson

Production Date: October 1981

Genre:   Restoration Comedy

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

 

SYNOPSIS: 

 

A rake tricks and pretends impotence, in order to safely have clandestine affairs with married women and then an inexperienced young "country wife" arives in London, with her discovery of the joys of town life, especially the fascinating men.
The scandalous trick and the frank language have for much of the play's history kept it off the stage and out of print. Between 1753 and 1924 'The Country Wife' was considered too outrageous to be performed at all. However the play is now acclaimed by academic critics, who praise its linguistic energy, sharp social satire, and openness to different interpretations.

 


PLAYWRIGHT:  William Wycherly (c. 1640 – January 1, 1716) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period. The Country Wife was written in 1675.

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THE COUNTRY WIFE

Cast 

Playwright:  William Wycherly

Margaret Coveney

Geoff Twyman

John Hurst

Peter Coveney

Stephen Collins & Roger Burlong

Margaret Coveney

Elizabeth Lorentzen

Joan Collins

Christine Twyman

Lesley Miles

Anthony Hole

John Poulson
Richard Griffin

Jim Wilson

Nancy Forsdike

Mary Jupp

Douglas Miles

Richard Haslam

Alan Carter

Keith Jefferies

Sue Bruce

Pearl White

Jo White

Chris Kenna

Gillian White

Mr Horner

Quack

Boy

Sir Jasper Fidget

Lady Fidget

Mrs Dainty Fidget

Mr Harcourt

Mr Dorliant

Mr Sparkish

Mr Pinchwife

Mrs Margery Pinchwife

Mrs Alithea

Mrs Squeamish

Lucy (Alithea's Maid)

Old Lady Squeamish

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BHTC Production Number: 113

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