A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE By Thomas Middleton

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A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE By Thomas Middleton

January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970

The Rose Playhouse

3rd to 28th March 2015 Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm / Sunday matinees at 3pm Only. No Monday Performances

Arguably Thomas Middleton's best known comedy, A CHASTE MAID IN CHEAPSIDE takes a satirical look at the forlorn attempts of London's new middle classes to scramble up the slippery pole of wealth and influence. Ambitious goldsmith Yellowhammer and his wife desperately push their daughter at rich Sir Walter Whorehound; who in turn is trying to offload his mistress, disguised as a respectable widow, to their son. Meanwhile willing cuckold Master Allwit welcomes Sir Walter as his wife's lover and raises their children as his own in return for a fat paycheque. All the while Touchwood Senior rents himself out to childless couples as a walking inseminator, threatening to disinherit Sir Walter; as his younger brother tries to steal Yellowhammer's daughter away from Sir Walter's clutches. Plots chase each other in an ever accelerating circle until chaos ensues amid wild hilarity and lots of happy endings.

Running time will be around 90 minutes with no interval

The Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. There are also no toilets so please use Shakespeare’s Globe just a few hundred metres away. 
Written by
Thomas Middleton
Directed by
Jeny Eastop
Presented by
Mercurius

Please arrive 15 minutes before the production starts to pay for or collect your tickets.

Booking Information

Tickets

Full £12 / Cons £10 (Friends of The Rose, OAP, Student or Equity – on presentation of ID) £9 Southwark Residence With Proof of Address

Box Office

020 7261 9565

Email

boxoffice@roseplayhouse.org.uk

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