January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970
Arguably Thomas Middleton's best known comedy, A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE takes a satirical look at the forlorn attempts of London's new middle classes to scramble up the slippery pole of wealth and influence. Ambitious goldsmith Yellowhammer and his wife desperately push their daughter at rich Sir Walter Whorehound; who in turn is trying to offload his mistress, disguised as a respectable widow, to their son. Meanwhile willing cuckold Master Allwit welcomes Sir Walter as his wife's lover and raises their children as his own in return for a fat paycheque. All the while Touchwood Senior rents himself out to childless couples as a walking inseminator, threatening to disinherit Sir Walter; as his younger brother tries to steal Yellowhammer's daughter away from Sir Walter's clutches. Plots chase each other in an ever accelerating circle until chaos ensues amid wild hilarity and lots of happy endings.
Running time will be around 90 minutes with no interval
Full £12 / Cons £10 (Friends of The Rose, OAP, Student or Equity – on presentation of ID) £9 Southwark Residence With Proof of Address
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