Ever since it premiered at The Old Vic in London in 2016, the rumour mill has been rife with talk about if and when Tim Minchin’s musical...
The Provoked Wife at Greenwich Playhouse from 11 Oct
The Provoked Wife, by Sir John Vanbrugh, adapted & abridged by Perfect mAYhem, at the Greenwich Playhouse, in south London, from 11 Oct to 6 Nov 2011.
Provocatively suggests that the unhappily married Lady Brute, trapped in an abusive marriage with the brutish Sir John Brute, could consider leaving it or taking a lover. Joining this tragicomic rollercoaster of a Restoration play are Lady Brute’s niece Belinda and the young love-interests Heartfree and Constant, firing off witty ripostes between the intimate florid conversational dialogue. Serving-up an extra slice of chaos, the cast of characters is topped off by the deluded Lady Fancyfull and her pert French maid Mademoiselle.