Mr Fielding's Scandal Shop

By Liz Kuti.

In 1737, Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones and scourge of Walpole's corrupt parliament, astonished the world by rejoining the Establishment.

London's most infamous libertine became a magistrate - outlawing plays and players.

But at what cost, to himself and to those who had loved and admired him?

Henry Fielding....Richard McCabe

Charlotte Charke....Lizzie McInnerny

Robert Walpole....Ron Cook

Richard Yates....Nickolas Grace

Eliza Hayward....Frances Tomelty

Mary Fielding....Alison Pettitt

The Ale House maid....Amy Marston

Mr Ravenhill....Christopher Adlington

Colley Cibber....Robert Price

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.

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By Liz Kuti.

In 1737, Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones and scourge of Walpole's corrupt parliament, astonished the world by rejoining the Establishment.

London's most infamous libertine became a magistrate - outlawing plays and players.

But at what cost, to himself and to those who had loved and admired him?

Henry Fielding....Richard McCabe

Charlotte Charke....Lizzie McInnerny

Robert Walpole....Ron Cook

Richard Yates....Nickolas Grace

Eliza Hayward....Frances Tomelty

Mary Fielding....Alison Pettitt

The Ale House maid....Amy Marston

Mr Ravenhill....Christopher Adlington

Colley Cibber....Robert Price

Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan.