The Relapse
    By John Vanbrugh

    19:45, Tue 2nd – Sat 6th February 2010 at Howard Theatre, Downing College
    Lent Week 3

    The Downing Dramatic Society is proud to present The Relapse by John Vanbrugh. First produced 1696, it is one of England’s most beloved Restoration comedies, featuring biting social satire that is still popular today. Vanbrugh contrasts fashionable London life with provincial sensibilities through a menagerie of outrageously comic characters including: reformed rogue husband Loveless, his virtuous wife Amanda, her ardent admirer Worthy, buxom widow Berinthia, peacock beau Lord Foppington, his profligate younger brother Tom Fashion, his perpetually plastered manservant Lory, their lecherous matchmaker Coupler, cantankerous country squire Sir Tunbelly Clumsy, his innocent yet up for it daughter Hoyden, her faithful governess Nurse and the buffoonish parson Bull.

    To be presented in high period style, at the brand new luxurious Howard Theatre, this show is not to be missed.


    Loveless/Tunbelly’s Household
    Lord Foppington
    Mrs Calico/Amanda’s Woman/Abigail/Masquer
    Mendlegs the Hosier/Entourage/Sir John Friendly/Masquer
    Coupler/Tunbelly’s Household
    Worthy/Tunbelly’s Clerk
    Sir Tunbelly Clumsy
    Flounce the Tailor/Sir T’s Servant/Porter/Masquer
    Cobbleston the Shoemaker/Constable/Masquer
    Foretop the Periwig Maker/Lord F’s Entourage/Masquer
    Waterman/Tunbelly's Household/Masquer
    Loveless’ Servant/Lord F’s Entourage/Masquer
    Syringe/Lord F’s Entourage/Masquer


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