Hyde Park

9, 10, 11 June 2016

7:30pm

 

A hundred suitors cannot be half the trouble of a husband!

It’s festival time in Hyde Park – a place for amorous intrigue, unexpected encounters, and transformations of fortune.  Three women, setting their own rules, make life-defining choices – and teach the men who pursue them a lesson in the process.  Is razor-sharp wit a true defence against love?

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This production transports James Shirley’s brilliantly funny 1632 comedy to vibrant modern London, where, during one momentous day in Hyde Park, the characters’ live will change forever.

Shirley writes with dazzling comic originality about the war between the sexes, in a play where Hollywood screwball comedy meets Much Ado About Nothing.

We promise you a ringside seat, as three pairs of would-be lovers use every weapon in their armoury to achieve their desire.   Join us, and see which of them emerges victorious.