"Marriage is a slippery thing…"
Sir John Brute has only been married two years and he’s already sick of it; nothing but drinking can ease the burden. The marriage is equally tedious for his wife, Lady Brute.
Temptation arrives in the form of a young man and Lady Brute decides to liven up her love life. But when the scheming Lady Fanciful gets wind of it, she means to expose the scandal no matter the cost. Champagne is popped and secret loves revealed, but whether all will end happily is anyone’s guess. Vanbrugh’s 1697 comedy is relocated to a modern music festival in where revellers drink, dance and get up to mischief.
The Provoked Wife comes to The Hope Theatre after a sell-out summer run. This is Restoration for a new generation.
Praise for Marooned Theatre’s The Provoked Wife:
“This show leads with the front foot, zestfully attacking and relishing the language, and making its humour and humanity seem thrillingly of the moment. An absolute delight to watch.” – Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe
Press on Marooned Theatre:
★★★★ “Engaging, visceral and aggressive… Tackled with sensitivity and intelligence.” Everything Theatre
★★★★ “Masterfully well observed.” Views from the Gods
LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.
UNDER 18s ARE NOT PERMITTED INTO THE THEATRE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE.