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The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich or The Beau Defeated | Mary Pix

23rd March 2018 to 14th June 2018

Venue Royal Shakespeare Company
Prices £16.00 - £16.00
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10th May 2018 19:30

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26th May 2018 11:15

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26th May 2018 13:30

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30th May 2018 13:30

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8th June 2018 17:15

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8th June 2018 19:30

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Mrs Rich, a wealthy widow, aspires to rub shoulders with the great and good and perhaps even gain a title. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one after Sir John Roverhead!

Unlike Aphra Behn, a fellow female playwright from the late 1600s, Mary Pix has been almost lost to history. But like Behn’s The Rover, a sell-out success in early 2017, Pix’s comedy of manners combines mischief-making and mind-bending plot twists with a sharp satirical and distinctly female wit. Her colourful cast of characters dupe and dissemble as the intrigue builds. Will Mrs Rich ever squeeze her way into high society?