Rowland Lacy loves Rose Oatley but it's not going to work out. An aristocrat and a middle class girl aren't supposed to marry, not least because Rowland is a very bad boy and her parents really don't approve. When his father sends him to war to reform his ways, Rowland must take drastic action to avoid any chance of unnecessary personal injury and secretly pursue his love. He goes from riches to rags. Losing himself among the craftsmen of London he assumes the guise of a Dutch shoemaker (he learnt Dutch on his gap year of course) at the shop of the larger-than-life Simon Eyre and his wife Margery who are decidedly on their way from rags to riches. First performed at the Rose Theatre, July 1599. Marvel in our gleeful tale of mad-cap characters whilst the BlackSun Elizabethan players sing and dance for your merriment and mirth. Full of flukes and fortunes, this outdoor family friendly spectacular, will have you roaring for more!
Author: Thomas Dekker
Company: BlackSun Theatre Company
Director: Jemma Gross