Transported to the seedy surroundings of 1950s Soho, Thomas Middleton’s wickedly funny comedy arrives in London for a limited season, having delighted audiences in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Turning con man to fool his rich uncle, Richard Follywit variously becomes a lord, a high-class call girl and – God forbid – a poor actor. But beautiful Soho tart, Miss Truly Kidman, is also on the scam: a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more…
In this mad, boisterous world, glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it; the posh mix with musicians, prostitutes and racketeers; and a dashing bachelor in need of quick cash is forced to live on his wits.
Acclaimed as a ‘whopping success’ (Independent), Sean Foley’s uproarious update of this lesser-known play features a live 1950s-style band and post-war setting yet retains all the biting satire of the Jacobean original.
Music by Ben and Max Ringham
‘A disgracefully entertaining evening’Daily Telegraph
2 hours 50 mins/including an interval
Age guidance 14+
Thu 7 May, 7.30pm Captioned Performance
Thu 7 May Post show talk with live captioning Free to same-day ticket holders
Fri 8 May, 7.30pm Audio-described performance with Touch Tour (6.30–7pm)