Co-Artistic Directors of Morphic Graffiti, Luke Fredericks and Stewart Charlesworth, today announce full casting for their new adaptation of William Wycherley’s restoration comedy The Country Wife. Fredericks directs theatre veteran Richard Clews, Sarah Lam and Sam Graham 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 completing the full company.
“Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power”. Oscar Wilde
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.
With the decadence of the London social scene and the creative and sexual revolution of the ‘Bright Young Things’ movement, it won’t just be the hemlines that are rising at Southwark this spring.
The Country Wife is at The Southwark Playhouse 28th March – 21st April 2018.