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Bury Fair archiveIn this affectionate satire of his home town, Thomas Shadwell throws a pair of London sparks and a French pretender into the world of Bury St Edmunds. A pretentious female fop and her mother, a handful of gloriously idiotic local wags and a young woman in disguise as a boy to escape the will of her father - all dance headlong into chaos. All the fun of the fair in Bury indeed! Thomas Shadwell was born at Stanton Hall, Norfolk in 1642. Educated at Bury St Edmunds School and at Caius College, Cambridge, he was made Poet Laureate in 1688 and wrote Bury Fair the following year.


Author: Thomas Shadwell
Presented by: LAMDA

Bury Fair

Bury Fair (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01984453212. Details of all Bury Fair archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S047354609

Archive Listings

28 Apr 17
29 Apr 17
Theatre Royal
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Performance Details => Venue archive


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