Co-Artistic Directors of Morphic Graffiti, Luke Fredericks and Stewart Charlesworth, have announced their new adaptation of William Wycherley’s restoration comedy The Country Wife. Thrust into the excesses and seductions of late 1920s London: a city exploding with a heavy mix of jazz, gin and scandalous affairs the production, directed by Luke Fredericks, opens at Southwark Playhouse on 4 April, with previews from 28 March, and runs until 22 April.
‘’Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power”.
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 and nothing, 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.