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The Country Wife


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A Restoration comedy by WILLIAM WYCHERLEY
Song composed by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (R)


Comedy By: William Wycherley
Composed By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Mrs Margery Pinchwife: Maggie Smith
Mr Homer: Jonathan Pryce
Mr Harcourt: John Duttine
Mr Sparkish: John Moffatt
Mr Pinchwife: Bernard Hepton
Alithea: Harriet Walter
Sir Jasper Fidget: Michael Aldridge
Lady Fidget: Barbara Jefford
Dainty Fidget: Ann Beach
Mrs Squeamish: Jan Waters
Old Lady Squeamish: Mary Wimbush
Dr Quack: Timothy Bateson
Mr Dorilant: Brian Smith
Lucy: Jenny Funnell
the boy: And Jamie Glover

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