19:45, Tue 24th – Sat 28th October 2006 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3
Lovewit has fled plague-ridden London, leaving his city house in the charge of Face, a confidence trickster. Pretending that they have found the secret of the legendary philosopher's stone, and can transform metal into gold, the disguised Face and Subtle (the 'Alchemist') rapidly improvise trick after trick to filch riches from the pockets of the gullible.
The Swan Theatre Company returns to the ADC, following last term's critically acclaimed sell-out Much Ado About Nothing, with Ben Jonson's greatest comedy, a lightning-paced farce with a dark underbelly. By turns sick, sad, and hilarious and set in door-banging, flea-bitten, mud-covered London, this sparkling new production is guaranteed solid theatrical gold.
'a company worth looking out for in the crowded Cambridge drama world.' Rachel Fentern, localsecrets.com