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About Country Wife, The

One of the greatest and funniest comedies of the Restoration, The Country Wife tells the story of Horner, a notorious and lascivious man - about - town and his ingenious scheme for the rampant and mass seduction of the women of London society. By spreading the false rumour of his own impotence, he gains the sympathy of the husbands of the town and, more importantly, free access to their wives.

Meanwhile the newly-married Pinchwife desperately attempts to keep his naïve country bride from the clutches of predatory London bachelors. When she and Horner meet, events spiral out of his control…

Award-winning actors David Haig, Patricia Hodge and Toby Stephens lead the company in Wycherley’s dazzling comedy. Joining them is exciting young actress Fiona Glascott in the title role.

‘Comedy of a cracking high standard.’ Daily Mail

‘A production where the comic sparks are ignited constantly to light up the West End.’ Sunday Express

‘5 Stars’ Metro/Jewish Chronicle

‘Paul Brown’s magnificent set delivers a terrific backdrop – colours simply jump off the stage.’ Daily Express

‘A cracking start to this theatre’s new venture.’ The Sunday Times

‘Shows don’t come more disgracefully pleasurable than this.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Shockingly good.’ The Sunday Times

‘Lewd and deliciously euphoric.’ The Independent

‘Toby Stephens, the last buccaneering actors, moves in on his prey with vulpine grins and sinuous body language of Mick Jagger in his prime.’ Daily Telegraph

‘David Haig one the greatest comic stage actors of his generation runs off with the show.’ Daily Mail

‘A sublime comedy performance.’ The Sunday Times

‘Patricia Hodge is simply delicious as the sex-starved Lady Fidget.’ The Sunday Telegraph

‘ A brilliant cast.’ Sunday Express

‘A fabulously filthy restoration comedy.’ Sunday Express

‘Jonathan Kent’s cracking revival. I have rarely seen Restoration Comedy played with such panache. The staging brims with comic life and every performance has its own special energy and wit. The play achieves an irresistible comic momentum.’ The Daily Telegraph


Country Wife, The at
Theatre Royal Haymarket,
London

Haymarket
London
SW1Y 4HT

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