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The School for Scandal

A tale of two brothers. Joseph Surface is apparently a model citizen, his brother Charles is a dissolute wastrel. But when the schemings of the scandalmongers go awry, the reverse is shown to be true.

She Stoops to Conquer

The best-loved English comedy of the 18th century.

The Shoemakers' Holiday

A rumbustious Elizabethan comedy (c.1599) from a contemporary of Shakespeare, which features identity fraud, love triangles and a marriage proposal disguised as a shoe fitting.

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

The tragic story of incestuous love between Giovanni and his sister Annabella.

Volpone

Volpone is a Venetian aristocrat, a loveable rogue who enjoys the cunning pursuit of wealth more than money itself. Pretending to be mortally ill, he watches as his greedy neighbours swarm around him with expensive gifts in the hope of inheriting his fortune.

The Way of the World

A classic comedy of manners from the Restoration period.

Women Beware Women

A Jacobean gore-fest of enforced seduction and ultimate revenge.

The Spanish Tragedy

The ghost of a murdered courtier is promised by Revenge that he will see his murderer killed by his mistress. The two ghostly figures sit down to watch the violent proceedings.

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

A classic satire on chivalric romances. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

The Revenger's Tragedy

A Jacobean tale of personal vengeance in a morally bankrupt world. In the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series.

Acting Leader

A short play about Margaret Beckett finding herself Acting Leader of the Opposition after the sudden death of John Smith.

Playing the Game

A short play about the election of a new President of a Students' Association.