Offie nominated Mercurius presents a rollicking city comedy – A Chaste Maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton and Directed by Jenny Eastop.
The Yellowhammers desperately push their daughter at rich Sir Walter Whorehound; who in turn is trying to offload his mistress to their son.
Meanwhile Allwit welcomes Sir Walter as his wife’s lover in return for a fat paycheque. All the while Touchwood Senior rents himself out to childless couples as a walking inseminator, threatening to disinherit Sir Walter; as his younger brother tries to steal Yellowhammer’s daughter away from Sir Walter’s clutches. Plots chase each other in an ever accelerating circle until chaos ensues amidst wild hilarity and lots of happy endings.
A Chaste Maid
Cast – Beth Eyre, Stephen Good, Timothy Harker, Fergus Leathem, Josephine Liptrott, Richard Reed, Alana Ross, Harry Russell, Andrew Seddon.
3rd to 28th March 2015
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sundays 3pm
Tickets: £12, £10 (Friends of the Rose, OAP, Student or Equity), £9 (Southwark Resident)
Box office: 020 7261 9565
The Rose Playhouse
Bankside, 56 Park Street, SE1 9AR
Wednesday 11th February 2015