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Soldiers’ Fortune, The

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Otway's hilariously modern restoration comedy. Read More >

1680. Beaugard and Courtine return to London from wars abroad – empty handed and disenchanted. Beaugard hits on a brilliant scheme to improve their fortunes. Clarinda, unhappily married to the aged, infatuated Sir Davey Dunce, concocts a plan to reverse her fortunes. And Sir Jolly Jump, one of the great portraits of wayward sexuality, sets about helping the lovers, thereby enhancing his fortunes… Otway’s restoration comedy is brutally, hilariously modern – but the undertow of deep sensuality suggests it is a missing link between Much Ado About Nothing and Oscar Wilde.

For more information on this production read our First Night Feature or interview with Ray Fearon.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 16/02/2007

Opening Night: 22/02/2007

Closing Night: 31/03/2007

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Cast & Creative


Anne-Marie Duff, David Bamber, Ray Fearon, Alec Newman, Oliver Ford Davies,Kate Feldschreiber, Michael Howcroft, Sam Kenyon, Kananu Kirimi, Lisa Lee Leslie, James Traherne, Ben Turner


Director - David Lan

Choreographer - Lynne Page

Lighting Designer - Rick Fisher

Set Designer - Lizzie Clachan

Sound - Paul Groothuis

Author - Thomas Otway

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