“THE COUNTRY WIFE” by William Wycherley
Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th August 2018
Nightly at 7.30pm
Pre-theatre menu available; please see the booking form for more details.
The Country Wife is a Restoration Comedy written in 1675 by William Wycherley. Even at that time, it was controversial for its sexual explicitness. The play involves three plots: a rake’s trick of pretending impotent, thus allowing him to have clandestine affairs with married women; the arrival in London of an inexperienced young “country wife” who then discovers the “joys” of town life; then there is a courtship love triangle showing the goodnatured side of society.