Beaux' Stratagem, The [Drama On 3]

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20091019 (BBC7)
George Farquhar's Restoration comedy in which two penniless beaux flee LONDON society for the countryside and evolve a stratagem for each to ensnare a wife of fortune and beauty.

Archer, a beau....Jasper Britton

Aimwell, another beau....Alex Jennings

Count Bellair....Anthony Jackson

Boniface, a Landlord....Anthony Jackson

Cherry, his daughter....Teresa Gallagher

A countrywoman....Teresa Gallagher

Squire Sullen....Mark Straker

Scrub, his servant....Giles Fagan

Mrs Sullen, his wife....Zoë Waites

Gypsy, her servant....FRANCEs Jeater

Lady Bountiful....FRANCEs Jeater

Dorinda, her daughter....Sophie Thompson

Foigard, a priest....Nigel Anthony

Gibbet, a highwayman....Timothy Bentinck

Sir Charles Freeman....Timothy Bentinck

Adapted and directed by John Tydeman.

Produced by Nicolas Soames.

Lichfield 1707 - two rakes arrive from London in search of a fortune.

George Farquhar's restoration comedy with Dale Rapley.