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She Stoops to Conquer at the New Wimbledon Theatre

14-05-2019 19:45 - 18-05-2019 22:00
New Wimbledon Theatre
Address: 93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK

Wimbledon’s oldest amateur theatre group, Carlton, is excited to present Oliver Goldsmith’s renowned 18th Century comedy She Stoops to Conquer directed by Patrick Briône.

In the play, Charles Marlow has been invited to visit the Hardcastles’ country home in order to consider engagement to Mr Hardcastle’s daughter Kate.

On the way, however, Marlow and his companion Hastings are waylaid by Kate’s step-brother Tony, a practical joker who convinces them that the Hardcastle house is, in fact, a country inn where they will need to spend the night before continuing on their journey.

Confusion reigns as Marlow takes Mr Hardcastle for a presumptuous innkeeper and Kate for the local barmaid, an error she happily plays along with to trick him into discarding his shy and formal public demeanour and revealing the rogue beneath.

Kate’s cousin Constance, meanwhile, plots to elope with Hastings but first needs to steal her jewels out from under the nose of her controlling aunt, Mrs Hardcastle. Will the mistakes of a night be uncovered before it’s too late?

Often described as a laugh-packed comedy of very English manners and mistakes, this comedy is bound to keep you smiling from Tuesday 14th May at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Click here for tickets and more information.

CAST
Mr Hardcastle – David Hall
Mrs Hardcastle – Sharon Czudak
Kate Hardcastle – Rachel Walter
Charles Marlow – Liam Mortell
Tony Lumpkin – Dan Rhodes
Constance Neville – Rebecca Herrera
George Hastings – Andrew Perch

Sir Charles Marlow/Diggory – Richard Vaughan-Payne
Roger/Tom Twist – Joseph Dillon
Pimple/Little Jenny – Clare Brown
Mabel/Jack Slang – Kim Ellis
Jeremy/Landlord – Alexander Hall

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