A co-production with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.
The scandal-mongers of eighteenth century London seem extraordinarily close to home in Sheridan’s famous comedy.
Lady Sneerwell, Sir Benjamin Backbite and the unctuous Mr Snake are horribly – but deliciously – familiar. In our own time they could well have found themselves alongside Andy Coulson in the Old Bailey dock.
Into this scurrilous world Sheridan weaves an affecting romance between a moral young woman and a warm-hearted but spendthrift young man on the point of bankruptcy. Linking the two elements in his duplicitous brother – the aptly named ‘Surface’ – whose capacity to deceive is finally exploded.
Archived show. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RUNNING TIME 2hrs 30 (inc. interval)
AGE RECOMMENDATION 12+
ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre