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Drama on 3: The Country Wife


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Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley's Restoration comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner, a notorious rake, who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain access to other men's wives. Adapted and directed by David Blount.


Author: William Wycherley
Adapted and directed by: David Blount.
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Music played by: Nick Cooper
Music played by: Anna Hemery
Music played by: Susie Shrubb
Horner: Ben Miller
Pinchwife: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Margery Pinchwife: Clare Corbett
Sir Jasper Fidget: Nigel Anthony
Lady Fidget: Celia Imrie
Harcourt: Jonathan Keeble
Alithea: Rachel Atkins
Sparkish: Mark Williams
Dorilant: Dale Rapley
Mrs Dainty Fidget: Sara Markland
Mrs Squeamish: Joan Walker
Old Lady Squeamish: Elizabeth Morgan
Lucy: Emma Kilbey
Quack: John Evitts
Boy: James Joyce

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Drama on 3: The Country Wife

BBC Radio 3, 13 April 2008 20.00

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