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Photo Flash: 'The Country Wife' Opens October 9


The Country Wife, the opening production in the (director) Jonathan Kent season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, opens October 9 with performances through January, 12 2008.

The Country Wife features Catherine Bailey (Lucy), Timothy Bateson (Boy), Tristan Beint (Dorilant), Janet Brown (Old Lady Squeamish), Liz Crowther (Mrs Squeamish), Nicholas Day (Sir Jasper Fidget), Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh (Ms Alithea), Fiona Glascott (Mrs Margery Pinchwife), David Haig (Pinchwife), Patricia Hodge (Lady Fidget), John Hopkins (Harcourt), David Shaw-Parker (Quack), Toby Stephens (Horner), Jo Stone-Fewings (Sparkish) and Lucy Tregear (Dainty Fidget). 

Designs are by Paul Brown, with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis.

"A great and funny comedy of the Restoration, The Country Wife tells the story of Horner, a notorious and lascivious man-about-town and his ingenious scheme for the rampant and mass seduction of the women of London society.   By spreading the false rumor of his own impotence, he gains the sympathy of the husbands of the town and, more importantly, free access to their wives. Meanwhile the newly-married Pinchwife desperately attempts to keep his naïve country bride from the clutches of predatory London bachelors.  When she and Horner meet, events spiral out of his control…" describe press materials.

The Theatre Royal Haymarket is located at Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT.  Performances are Mondays – Saturdays at 7:30PM, with Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2:30PM.

Tickets (£20.00 - £47.50 plus concessions), contact the box office 0870 4000 626 or visit

Photos by Clare Park

Patricia Hodge and Toby Stephens

Fiona Glascott and David Shaw-Parker

Toby Stephens and Patricia Hodge

Lucy Tregear, Patricia Hodge, Toby Stephens and Liz Crowther

Toby Stephens, Jo Stone-Fewings, Tristan Beint and John Hopkins

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