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About the Show Less...

A comedy of life above and below stairs in 18th-century England. Read More >

It is 18th-century England and Lord Are is in need of a wife. Mr Hardache’s daughter wants a title and a country estate. When her promised diamonds and parties never appear, the new Lady Are seeks revenge. Meanwhile, below stairs, the servants are getting restless. From the drawing room to death row, Edward Bond strips away the veneer of restoration life and exposes the brutal truth beneath.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 26/09/2007

Closing Night: 06/12/0013

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Cast & Creative


Mark Lockyer, Madeline Appiah, Robert East, Beverley Klein, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Michael Shaeffer and Mark Stobbart


Director - Rupert Goold

Producer - Oxford Stage Company in association with Bristol Old Vic

Lighting Designer - Oliver Fenwick

Set Designer - Colin Richmond

Sound - Adam Cork

Author - Edward Bond

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