The Country Wife, the opening production in the
(director) Jonathan Kent season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, opens October 9
with performances through January, 12 2008.
The Country Wife features Catherine Bailey (Lucy),
Timothy Bateson (Boy), Tristan Beint (Dorilant), Janet Brown (Old Lady
Squeamish), Liz Crowther (Mrs Squeamish), Nicholas Day (Sir Jasper Fidget),
Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh (Ms Alithea), Fiona Glascott (Mrs Margery Pinchwife), David Haig
Hodge (Lady Fidget), John Hopkins (Harcourt), David
Shaw-Parker (Quack), Toby Stephens
(Horner), Jo Stone-Fewings (Sparkish) and Lucy Tregear (Dainty Fidget).
Designs are by Paul Brown,
with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis.
"A great and funny
comedy of the Restoration, The Country
Wife tells the story of Horner, a notorious and lascivious
man-about-town and his ingenious scheme for the rampant and mass seduction of
the women of London
society. By spreading the false rumor of his own impotence, he
gains the sympathy of the husbands of the town and, more importantly, free
access to their wives. Meanwhile the newly-married Pinchwife desperately
attempts to keep his naïve country bride from the clutches of predatory London bachelors.
When she and Horner meet, events spiral out of his control…" describe
The Theatre Royal
Haymarket is located at Haymarket, London,
Performances are Mondays – Saturdays at 7:30PM, with Wednesday & Saturday
matinees at 2:30PM.
Tickets (£20.00 - £47.50 plus concessions), contact the box office 0870 4000
626 or visit www.trh.co.uk.
Photos by Clare Park
Patricia Hodge and Toby Stephens
Fiona Glascott and David
Toby Stephens and Patricia Hodge
Patricia Hodge, Toby Stephens and Liz Crowther
Toby Stephens, Jo
Stone-Fewings, Tristan Beint and John Hopkins