The Country Wife

“a champagne-swilling, hedonistic farce…1920s-set Restoration comedy that fizzes with the colour and kitsch of the flapper era…an awful lot of fun”

★★★★
The Stage

“Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power” Oscar Wilde


With this original adaptation, Morphic Graffiti thrust William Wycherley The Country Wife into the excesses and seductions of late 1920’s London: a city exploding with a heavy mix of jazz, gin and scandalous affairs.


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.

CAST 

SPARKISH – Daniel Cane

DAINTY FIDGET/LUCY – Mabel Clements 

PINCHWIFE – Richard Clews

HARRY HORNER – Eddie Eyre

SIR JASPER FIDGET – Sam Graham

ALITHEA – Siubhan Harrison

DORILANT – Joshua Hill

LADY FIDGET – Sarah Lam

FRANK HARCOURT – Leo Starr

MARGERY PINCHWIFE – Nancy Sullivan 

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR – Luke Fredericks

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER – Stewart J. Charlesworth

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR – Heather Douglas

LIGHTING DESIGNER – Sam Waddington

SOUND DESIGNER – Neil Rigg 

CASTING DIRECTOR – Verity Naughton

STAGE MANAGER – Zoe Saunders

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER – Mason Walton Cooper

PRODUCTION MANAGER – Phil Bentley 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR – James Hume