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Cost £12 (£10 concession)
Tel0844 8700887 (phone booking fee applies)
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Mercurius presents
Moliere's School for Wives
translated and adapted by Neil Bartlett

Nominated for 2 Offies:
Best Director: Jenny Eastop
Best Male Performance : Tom Barratt

One Stop Arts - Editor's Choice

Nominated for 2 Off West End Awards and One stop Arts Editors' Choice
Best Director: Jenny Eastop and Best Male actor: Tom Barratt

Praise For School For Wives
'Fast, fun and deliciously rude' 'Had a packed house helpless with laughter'
'A gifted and talented company' 'Perfectly timed and delivered'
'The production hits every comic note'
'Further proof of the exceptional theatre we have in the UK'
'Between the smart writing and the dynamic cast, School for Wives is a consistently funny and lively night's entertainment.'

★★★★★ The New Current ★★★★ One Stop Arts
★★★★ Remote Goat ★★★★ Notes of An Idealist

Following the sell-out success of Anton Chekhov's Vaudevilles at the Brockley Jack in 2012 (visit www.mercuriustheatre.co.uk for more information), Mercurius present their next production.

From 5th to 23rd March Mercurius will be performing School for Wives at the White Bear Theatre.

Man's inhumanity to woman; control versus love; youth versus age; tricks, counter tricks, disguises and mistaken identity - Moliere's comedy, in an energetic modern version by Neil Bartlett takes us on a riotous journey through rhyming couplets and off the wall humour for a fast-paced, frantic evening!

Arnold has shut his young ward Agnes away for years to make sure she's too innocent to cheat on him. Now she's reached 18 he's planning the wedding, but her child-like nature has led her to open her heart to young Horace, who's now making similar plans. Horace turns to Arnold for help, little realising he's the very rival he's trying to fool. Luckily Arnold has two servants who are guaranteed to create chaos with their incompetence.
Arnold: But why don't you love me, why don't you love me, why ?? Agnes: Oh God ! I don't see why I always get the blame; If he made me love him, you could have done the same
The Company
Director, Jenny Eastop
Cast: Tom Barratt, Beth Eyre, Stephen Good, Elliott Hardy, Jonathon Reid, Alexandra Ryall

The White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road SE11 4DJ

Box Office
0844 8700887 (phone booking fee applies)

5th to 23rd March at 7.30pm
Tuesday to Sunday
Tickets £12 (£10 concession)
Official Review by Matthew Partridge, read now
People involved
Tom Barratt
Beth Eyre
Actor/Press officer
Stephen Good

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