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'The Country Wife' Announces Holiday Schedule; Ends Jan.12


Jonathan Kent's production of William Wycherley's The Country Wife will have its last performance on 12 January 2008 as previously announced.  Starring David Haig, Patricia Hodge and Toby Stephens, The Country Wife is the opening production from the newly created Theatre Royal Haymarket Company. 

Designs are by Paul Brown, with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis.  In January 2008 Jonathan Kent will direct a cast including Eileen Atkins and David Haig in Edward Bond's The Sea and in May next year he will direct Ruthie Henshall in the title role of Marguerite in a new musical with music by Michel Legrand, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jonathan Kent, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and orchestrations and arrangements by Michel Legrand and Seann Alderking.  

"One of the greatest and funniest comedies 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 rumour 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," explain press notes.

The Country Wife Christmas Schedule:
Monday 24 December - no performance
Tuesday 25 December - no performance
Wednesday 26 December  - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 27 December - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 28 December - 7.30pm
Saturday 29 December -  2.30pm & 7.30pm
Monday 31 December - 7pm
Tuesday 1 January - no performance
Wednesday 2 January - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 3 January - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 4 January - 7.30pm
Saturday 5 January - 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Country Wife performs at Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT.  For tickets (£20.00 - £47.50 plus concessions), call the box office at 0870 4000 626 or visit

Regular performances are Monday – Saturday at 7:30PM; Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2:30PM.

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