This specific production does not yet have a description, but the play itself does:
The Alchemist is a comedy by English playwright Ben Jonson. First performed in 1610 by the King’s Men, it is generally considered Jonson’s best and most characteristic comedy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed that it had one of the three most perfect plots in literature. The play’s clever fulfillment of the classical unities and vivid depiction of human folly have made it one of the few Renaissance plays (except the works of Shakespeare) with a continuing life on stage (except for a period of neglect during the Victorian era).
Cast & Crew
|Abel Drugger||Nickolas Grace|
|Dame Pliant||Bobbie Brown|
|Doll Common||Susan Dury|
|Epicure Mammon||Paul Brooke|
|Light Designer||Leo Leibovici|
I saw this production while on a school trip to Stratford. I remember the electricifying atmosphere of being so close to the stage and having much admiration for Nickolas Grace who played in plaster and on crutches. A magical night.
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