The Country Wife

By William Wycherley, adaped by Martyn Read.

LONDON, 1675.

The King's Players give the first performance of William Wycherley's new play, in which Harry Horner, an unredeemed rakehell hits upon a remarkable stratagem for conquering new bedchambers! Starring Julia McKenzie as Lady Fidget, Michael Hordern as William Wycherley, and a cast including Anton Lesser, Stephen Moore, Cathryn Bradshaw, Norman Rodway, Gary Bond, Michael Cochrane



By William Wycherley.

Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley's raunchy Restoration comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner - a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men's wives.

Horner....Ben Miller

Pinchwife....Geoffrey Whitehead

Mrs Margery Pinchwife....Clare Corbett

Sir Jasper Fidget....Nigel Anthony

Lady Fidget....Celia Imrie

Harcourt....Jonathan Keeble

Alithea....Rachel Atkins

Sparkish....Mark Williams

Dorilant....Dale Rapley

Mrs Dainty Fidget....Sara Markland

Mrs Squeamish....Joan Walker

Old Lady Squeamish....Elizabeth Morgan

Lucy....Emma Kilbey

Quack....John Evitts

Boy....James Joyce

Adapted and directed by David Blount