The Provoked Wife - Greenwich Playhouse

Pro reviewers average 2014-11-23 First performed in 1697, The Provoked Wife contains strangely modern explorations of marriage and love (and lust) without forgetting the requisite humour. In Perfect Mayhem’s hands it is part screwball comedy, part chamber piece. The action is relocated ... First performed in 1697, The Provoked Wife contains strangely modern explorations of marriage and love (and lust) without forgetting the requisite humour. In Perfect Mayhem’s hands it is part screwball comedy, part chamber piece. The action is relocated to a mythical version of Mayfair in the 1920s and edited to a dizzying 100 minutes which explores the wit, physical comedy and smouldering sexuality of the play without shirking the darker themes.
Running dates from Oct 12 2011 to Nov 6 2011
Theatre Greenwich Playhouse
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Overview, Cast and Creatives

Genre Drama
Synopsis
First performed in 1697, The Provoked Wife contains strangely modern explorations of marriage and love (and lust) without forgetting the requisite humour. In Perfect Mayhem’s hands it is part screwball comedy, part chamber piece. The action is relocated to a mythical version of Mayfair in the 1920s and edited to a dizzying 100 minutes which explores the wit, physical comedy and smouldering sexuality of the play without shirking the darker themes.
Author Sir John Vanbrugh
Director Joss Benathan
Featured Actors/Actresses Fleur Shepherd
Sam Nicoll
Provence Maydew
Joshua Manning
Oliver King
Jamie Hitchens
Laura Corbett
Set Designer Charlotte Espiner
Lighting Designer Richard Williamson
Costume Designer Charlotte Espiner