the provoked wife

writer: JOHN VANBRUGH / director: HANNAH BOLAND MOORE
5 - 23 Sept
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat only. No shows Sun & Mon.

“Marriage is a slippery thing…”

Sir John Brute has only been married two years and he’s already sick of it; nothing but drinking can ease the burden. The marriage is equally tedious for his wife, Lady Brute.

Temptation arrives in the form of a young man and Lady Brute decides to liven up her love life. But when the scheming Lady Fanciful gets wind of it, she means to expose the scandal no matter the cost. Champagne is popped and secret loves revealed, but whether all will end happily is anyone’s guess. Vanbrugh’s 1697 comedy is relocated to a modern music festival in where revellers drink, dance and get up to mischief.

The Provoked Wife comes to The Hope Theatre after a sell-out summer run. This is Restoration for a new generation.

Praise for Marooned Theatre’s The Provoked Wife: 

“This show leads with the front foot, zestfully attacking and relishing the language, and making its humour and humanity seem thrillingly of the moment. An absolute delight to watch.” – Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe

Press on Marooned Theatre:

★★★★ “Engaging, visceral and aggressive… Tackled with sensitivity and intelligence.” Everything Theatre
★★★★ “Masterfully well observed.” Views from the Gods

 Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 2 hours including an interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

river in the sky

6 - 24 Aug

Jack and Ellie wanted a family. Then one day, they lost their child and their reality changed forever. Whilst one hides in a caravan, the other visits them and together they tell each other magnificent stories. But will these stories spiral them further into grief or somehow bring them back? 

it’s a playception

8 & 9 Sept

Elise and Sirenna have written a play! They have nabbed a great space! They have secured financial backing! They have written a marketing blurb!

They are still not taken seriously.

A play about two women writing a play about two women writing a play about two women writing a play.

call me fury

17 Sept - 5 Oct

“The fire of fear is the only flame that burns bright.”

CALL ME FURY is about The Salem Witch Trials. Sort of. A feral scream of rage, this play is a commentary about sexual politics and feminism today – set to live folk music.

Like a spell: a good spell.” Lyn Gardner

the house of yes

8-26 Oct

There’s a storm brewing at the Pascal family home. Jackie-O is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Twin brother Marty’s headed home bringing a surprise. Younger brother Anthony only has one thing on his mind. And mother’s self-medicating (again). Let the games begin!
The award-winning Hope Theatre team present a rare revival of this deliciously dark comic-drama about a family living in the shadow of the Kennedy clan.

thread

19 Nov - 7 Dec

Vivian is on the verge of a career defining achievement when a shattering allegation about her famous father, now suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, threatens to be revealed. As the pressure grows around the family, the threads that bind them begin to snap. Is protecting family, more important than the truth?

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)