NT Live – The Beaux’ Stratagem
George Farquar’s wild comedy of love and cash. Directed by Simon Godwin and starring Samuel Barnett, Geoffrey Streatfield, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Susannah Fielding. The ‘Beaux’ are Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’ to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the ‘Beaux’ meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.
Wednesday 7th October 2015, 7.00pm (3hr 0min) Recorded Live Tickets on sale now from Quinns Bookshop or via www.octagonfilms.org.uk