A new video and images have been released for Morphic Graffiti’s new adaptation of William Wycherley’s restoration comedy The Country Wife, playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 28th March.
Renowned playboy, Harry Horner, has made it known in the society pages that he is now impotent. For the jealous husbands, this cunning lothario is neither a threat to their wives nor their reputations.
Meanwhile, business brings the newly married Jack Pinchwife to the city with his much younger wife Margery in tow. Dazzled by everything laid out in front of her, Margery is determined to savour it all, regardless of the consequences.
This is the Twenties, the ladies are now very much on top and they alone will decide what, and indeed who, comes their way.
Directed by Luke Fredericks, the production is set to star Richard Clews whose credits include King Lear, (Chichester Festival Theatre) and extensive work for the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe, Sarah Lam (Chimerica, Almeida Theatre / Harold Pinter Theatre, Lucky Man, No Problem!) and Sam Graham (Spooks, Kingdom, Footballer’s Wives) who join the previously announced ‘Bright Young Things’ – EastEnders’ Eddie Eyre, Call the Midwife’s Leo Staar, West End stars Siubhan Harrison and Nancy Sullivan along with Daniel Cane, Mabel Clements and Joshua Hill complete the cast.
Meanwhile, the production features seat and costume designs by Stewart Charlesworth, movement direction by Heather Douglas and lighting design by Sam Waddington.
The Country Wife will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 28th March until the 21st April. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/the-country-wife