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The Alchemist archiveWhile the master of the house is out of town to escape the plague, his house-keeper sets up with 'a cheater and his punk' as the city's premiere conman. A full range of alternative services is offered to the citizens who beat a furtive path to their door - anything from the secret of eternal youth to that recipe of recipes, which will turn a tin can into bankable gold. Masters of the ludicrous disguise, in one amazing day they aim to prove 'who shall shark the best.' Their frantic fraudulence reaches boiling point when the gang receives some alarming news. Jonson's satire mercilessly burns away the dross, exposing a society whose obsessions make it vulnerable to any well worked scam - as long as it promises the instant jackpot in business, gambling, quarrelling or sexual conquest.


Author: Ben Jonson
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Archive listings for The Alchemist

Work type: Play.


Presented byACT. Presented byLantern Theatre. Director Paul Tripp. Performer ACT Year 2 Diploma Students.
26 May 21 to 29 May 21General, Brighton :: V01469193951
listing details L0955276909


Company Bard and Troubadour.
5 Sep 19 to 6 Sep 19BOAT (Brighton Open Air Theatre), Brighton :: V1621432169
listing details L547593726


Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Polly Findlay.
2 Sep 16 to 1 Oct 16Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L463406176
26 May 16 to 6 Aug 16Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V136
listing details L01817052985


This production is brought to you by the Oxford University Dramatic Society, as part of their annual Summer Tour that showcases Oxford's best thespian talents. Recommended for ages 12+.Presented byHeck Collective. Performer Kieran Ahern. Performer Georgia Bruce. Performer Leo Suter. Performer Ed Barr-Sim. Performer Howard Coase. Performer Helena Wilson. Performer Alice Porter. Performer Hannah Bristow. Performer Zoe Bullock. Performer Connie Greenfield.
6 Jul 14Arcola, Inner London :: V1422226940
listing details L1923502826


Producer Belgrade Theatre. Company Riding Lights Theatre Company. Director Paul Burbridge. Design Sean Cavanagh.
1 Feb 14 to 22 Feb 14Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
listing details L2046352273


Running time: 1hr 45mins with no intervalCompany House on the Hill Productions. Director Jeremy Smith.
6 Jun 13 to 30 Jun 13The Rose Playhouse, Inner London :: V0290483190
listing details L01762889283


Producer Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Director Robert Icke. Design Colin Richmond. Sound Tom Mills. Music Tom Mills. Lighting Mike Gunning. Performer Ian Bartholomew. Performer Simon Coates. Performer Kevin Harvey. Performer John McGrellis. Performer Kristian Phillips. Performer Lara Rossi. Performer Nicolas Tennant.
14 Sep 12 to 6 Oct 12Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L01552345041

A Jacobean Classic Updated - T1239788270

Highgate, London - August 2011. As riots continue to spread across the capital, rich homeowner Lovewit decides to escape abroad on holiday, leaving his nephew Jeremy to house-sit. With the city in chaos, Jeremy spies an opportunity to make some money, and so invites round two of his associates: twitchy, chemically-talented Subtle, and Dol Common, a girl who can't say ?no'. In one manic day the trio attempt to pull off a series of intricate scams targeting a variety of marks - including a Tory Cabinet minister, two members of a religious sect and a young American heiress - but as the situation becomes increasingly complicated, they realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew...Company Dunnico Theatre.
4 Jul 12 to 22 Jul 12Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
listing details L0820408383


Company The Barefoot Players.
29 May 12 to 2 Jun 12Marlborough Theatre, Brighton :: V662
listing details L0151579344


Firehouse and Hoxton Hall have joined forces to stage a reworking of this classic, using contemporary stories from the local community in Hoxton. Over the next few months, our StoryStation will be found in a stall on Hoxton Street Market. From these recordings will come a new version of The Alchemist - one that belongs firmly to Hoxton.Producer Hoxton Hall. Producer Firehouse.
24 Aug 10 to 10 Sep 10Hoxton Hall, Inner London :: V204
listing details L0922841907


This fresh new adaptation by Scarlett Plouviez Comnas finds its setting somewhere between the filthy gutters of Jacobean London and the flash con culture of the Noughties.Company Theatre of Bray. Director Scarlett Plouviez Comnas. Design James Perkins. Performer Christopher Tester. Performer Kevin Millington. Performer Emma Vane. Performer Mark Joseph. Performer Daniel Moore. Performer Lyndall Grant. Performer Alex Williams. Performer Rose McPhilemy.
23 Mar 10 to 11 Apr 10The Rosemary Branch, Inner London :: V333
listing details L01230656727


Producer National Theatre. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Mark Thompson. Lighting Mark Henderson. Sound Rich Walsh. Music Grant Olding. Performer Simon Russell Beale. Performer Alex Jennings. Performer Lesley Manville. Performer Ian Richardson. Performer Tristan Beint. Performer Elisabeth Dermot Walsh. Performer Bryan Dick. Performer Tim McMullan. Performer Amit Shah. Performer Sam Spruell. Performer Sarah Annis. Performer Ian Barritt. Performer Natalie Best. Performer John Burgess. Performer Jason Burgess. Performer Jason Cheater. Performer Paul Chesterton. Performer John Cummins. Performer Simon Markey. Performer Andrew McDonald.
8 Sep 06 to 21 Nov 06Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0739154019


Company N1 Theatre Company. Director Lucy Linger.
11 Nov 03 to 23 Nov 03Courtyard Theatre, Inner London :: V184
listing details L0526690063


Company Present Moment Theatre Company. Director Joss Bennathan. Performer Don Gilet. Performer Arthur Caulfield. Performer Deni Francis.
9 Jan 02 to 2 Feb 02Riverside Studios, Outer London :: V331
listing details L198547860


Company Riding Lights Theatre Company. Director Paul Burbridge. Design Sean Cavanagh. Lighting Mark Doubleday. Performer Mike Burns. Performer Nigel Forde. Performer Bridget Foreman. Performer David Hill. Performer Mark Payton. Performer Michael Peacock. Performer Matt Robinson. Performer Rhona Scott-Black.
11 May 00 to 1 Jul 00Friargate Theatre, York :: V0389299607
listing details L1237025398


Company Third Party.
19 Nov 98 to 21 Nov 98Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
listing details L267339293
13 Nov 98Leighton Buzzard Theatre, Leighton Buzzard :: V13
listing details L01233733000
10 Nov 98Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
listing details L1738511232
6 Nov 98The Gate, Goole :: V1214
listing details L1151217771
23 Oct 98 to 24 Oct 98Riverside Theatre, Coleraine :: V556
listing details L1971161687
21 Oct 98Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage :: V53
listing details L0562555971


Company Cambridge Arts Trust.
24 Jun 97 to 28 Jun 97Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L01084264098


Director Bill Alexander. Performer Simon Callow. Performer Josie Lawrence. Performer Tim Pigott-Smith.
4 Oct 96 to 26 Nov 96Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L0956097294
6 Sep 96 to 28 Sep 96Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham :: V143
listing details L02064199649

Other listings

7 Jun 16The Rose Playhouse, Inner London :: V0290483190
listing details L2098450769
27 Mar 12 to 14 Apr 12White Bear, Inner London :: V256
listing details L256008800
25 Nov 03 to 30 Nov 03Landor Theatre, Inner London :: V254
listing details L1302619069
9 Oct 98Christ's Hospital Theatre, Horsham :: V724
listing details L0748497525
26 Mar 98 to 28 Mar 98Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford :: V120
listing details L01655598708
31 Oct 96 to 2 Nov 96The Rondo, Bath :: V855
listing details L478161246

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