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Cost Full £12 / £10 Concessions (Friends of The Rose, OAP, Student or Equity.)
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Mercurius Presents
A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE
By Thomas Middleton
Directed by Jenny Eastop

3rd to 28th March 2015
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm / Sunday matinees at 3pm Only.
No Monday Performances

Arguably Thomas Middleton's best known comedy, A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE takes a satirical look at the forlorn attempts of London's new middle classes to scramble up the slippery pole of wealth and influence. Ambitious goldsmith Yellowhammer and his wife desperately push their daughter at rich Sir Walter Whorehound; who in turn is trying to offload his mistress, disguised as a respectable widow, to their son. Meanwhile willing cuckold Master Allwit welcomes Sir Walter as his wife's lover and raises their children as his own in return for a fat paycheque. All the while Touchwood Senior rents himself out to childless couples as a walking inseminator, threatening to disinherit Sir Walter; as his younger brother tries to steal Yellowhammer's daughter away from Sir Walter's clutches. Plots chase each other in an ever accelerating circle until chaos ensues amid wild hilarity and lots of happy endings.

Running time will be around 90 minutes with no interval

The Rose Playhouse, Bankside’s first theatre, 1587. The Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. There are also no toilets so please use Shakespeare’s Globe just a few hundred meters away.
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Official Review by Edwin Reis, read now
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Stephen Good
Yellowhammer
Andrew Seddon
Sir Walter Whorehound

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