VenueSwan Theatre
From11th December 2014
Opened18th December 2014
To7th March 2015
When19:30. Dec 20,26,27,31, Jan 3,10,28,30, Feb 4,7,14,21,25,28, Mar 7 Mats 13:30. Dec 18 19:00
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The Shoemaker's Holiday

The Shoemaker's HolidayT1297106326
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.
Author Thomas Dekker

Archive :: production:T1297106326, play:S1485717963, venue:V136

Production details

Special Performances

  • 8 Jan 15 Captioned
  • 7 Feb 15 Audio Described
  • 16 Feb 15 Audio Described
  • 21 Feb 15 Captioned

UKTW News/Reviews

The Shoemaker's Holiday review
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Producer Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Phillip Breen
Design Max Jones
Lighting Tina MacHugh
Music Jason Carr
Sound Andrea J Cox
Director Ayse Tashkiran (movement)
Performer David Troughton (Simon Eyre)
Performer Ben Allen (Askew)
Performer Ross Armstron (Warner)
Performer Daniel Boyd (Ralph Damport)
Performer Vincent Carmichael (Earl of Lincoln)
Performer Laura Cubitt (Seamstress)
Performer Hedydd Dylan (Jane Damport)
Performer Sandy Foster (Sybil)
Performer William Gaminara (Sir Roger Oatley)
Performer Michael Grady-Hall (Lovell)
Performer Michael Hodgson (Hodge)
Performer Jack Holden (The King)
Performer Andrew Langtree (Dodger)
Performer Joel MacCormack (Firk)
Performer Tom McCall (Skipper)
Performer Josh O?Connor (Rowland Lacy)
Performer Vivien Parry (Margery Eyre)
Performer Thomasin Rand (Rose Oatley)
Performer David Troughton (Simon Eyre)
Performer Jamie Wilkes (Hammon)

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