Performance

VenueSouthwark Playhouse
Other spaces: The Large, The Little
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From30th June 1999
To17th July 1999
What is currently on at Southwark Playhouse (V226)
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The Shoemaker's Holiday

The Shoemaker's HolidayT467530416
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:T467530416, play:S1485717963, venue:V226

Production details

Marks the 400th anniversary of the play

Company

Company Troupe and Comyns Carr
Director Simon Purse
Design Isobel Drury
Performer Steven Black
Performer John Brenner
Performer Jennifer Burgess
Performer Richard Burnip
Performer Andy Hawthorne
Performer Dennis Herdman
Performer Hannah Jackson
Performer Duncan Law
Performer Barbara Muston
Performer James Quarton
Performer Philippe Spall
Performer Harry Thompson
Performer Jeremy Todd
Performer Sally Woodfield

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