Country Wife, The

By William Wycherley, adaped by Martyn Read.

LONDON, 1675.

The King's Players give the first performance of William Wycherley's new play, in which Harry Horner, an unredeemed rakehell hits upon a remarkable stratagem for conquering new bedchambers! Starring Julia McKenzie as Lady Fidget, Michael Hordern as William Wycherley, and a cast including Anton Lesser, Stephen Moore, Cathryn Bradshaw, Norman Rodway, Gary Bond, Michael Cochrane

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*20080413By William Wycherley.|Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley's raunchy Restoration comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner - a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men's wives.|Horner....Ben Miller|Pinchwife....Geoffrey Whitehead|Mrs Margery Pinchwife....Clare Corbett|Sir Jasper Fidget....Nigel Anthony|Lady Fidget....Celia Imrie|Harcourt....Jonathan Keeble|Alithea....Rachel Atkins|Sparkish....Mark Williams|Dorilant....Dale Rapley|Mrs Dainty Fidget....Sara Markland|Mrs Squeamish....Joan Walker|Old Lady Squeamish....Elizabeth Morgan|Lucy....Emma Kilbey|Quack....John Evitts|Boy....James Joyce|Adapted and directed by David Blount
19971019By William Wycherley, adaped by Martyn Read.|LONDON, 1675.|The King's Players give the first performance of William Wycherley's new play, in which Harry Horner, an unredeemed rakehell hits upon a remarkable stratagem for conquering new bedchambers! Starring Julia McKenzie as Lady Fidget, Michael Hordern as William Wycherley, and a cast including Anton Lesser, Stephen Moore, Cathryn Bradshaw, Norman Rodway, Gary Bond, Michael Cochrane