The Beaux' Stratagem

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The Beaux Stratagem

THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM by George Farquhar

Starring Samuel Barnett, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Susannah Fielding

Directed by Simon Godwin

★★★★ 'Fresh and assured. This Restoration comedy has japes aplenty. Winning performances from Susannah Fielding and Geoffrey Streatfeild.'  Evening Standard

★★★★ 'Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun.'  Time Out

★★★★ 'An English comedy that moves from Restoration mode into a new age, and Simon Godwin and his cast work it beautifully. Samuel Barnett is perfectly cast as Aimwell.'  Financial Times

★★★★ 'Exhilarating. Simon Godwin's production maintains a perfect balance between serious comment and exuberant fun.'  Guardian

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell (Samuel Barnett, The History Boys) and Mr Archer (Geoffrey Streatfeild), 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 (Pippa Bennett-Warner) and Mrs Sullen (Susannah Fielding) they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

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Confirmed screening length: 2hrs 57mins including a 15 minute interval

The Beaux' Stratagem
Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Road, Noosaville
Sunday October 11th at 6.30pm
Monday OCtober 12th at 10am
Tickets: Adult $25 | Concession/Member $20 | Child (U17) $15

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