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Drama on 3

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Summary

Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics

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Drama on 3: The School for Scandal

Summary

The play is introduced by Ian Hislop, Editor of Private Eye. Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis direct an outstanding company in this brand-new production of Sheridan's surprisingly up-to-date comedy, written by the 27 year-old genius in 1777. Scandalmonger Lady Sneerwell controls a nest of gossipy vipers: Backbite, Crabtree, Snake, and two-faced Mrs Candour. Young Lady Teazle, bored by her elderly husband Sir Peter, has been lured into the circle too. What's the latest? Which of the young Surface brothers is the good guy, and which the hypocrite? Rakish Charles or admired Joseph? Their Uncle Oliver puts them both to the test. Who deserves to win feisty Maria? Glittering performances. Wonderfully gossipy music specially composed by A-Mnemonic. Loads of wicked laughs in this sparkling new production. Can scandal ever die?

Credits

Cast

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Sir Oliver SurfaceHugh Bonneville
Mrs CandourJoanna Lumley
CrabtreeRoger Allam
Sir Benjamin BackbiteMark Gatiss
Lady SneerwellLisa Dillon
Lady TeazleSusannah Fielding
Sir Peter TeazleMartin Jarvis
Master RowleyNigel Anthony
Joseph SurfaceJoe Bannister
Charles SurfaceGeorge Blagden
MariaAmy Morgan
SnakeIfan Meredith
Mr MosesJon Glover
TripKieran Hodgson
Careless/WilliamSimon De Deney
Sir HarryRichard Sisson
Lucy/JessieDaisy Hydon

Crew

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DirectorMartin Jarvis
WriterRichard Brinsley Sheridan
DirectorRosalind Ayres

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