19:30, Wed 5th – Thu 6th July 2017 at Mumford Theatre
Written by George Gascoigne and originally performed in 1566, Supposes was one of the first comedies to be written in English. Its themes of disguising (the modern translation of the old word ‘supposes’) had a major influence on Shakespeare in his plays such as Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew.
This modern revival — the first time the play has been fully staged for over four centuries — sets the play in 1950s Camden. A young musician, Eddy, falls in love with Polly, the daughter of an intimidating nightclub owner. Eddy and his roadie, Dylan, swap places with each other so that Eddy can get close to Polly, through the guise of a roadie working for her dad’s nightclub. However, when Eddy’s father comes to visit his son, things get a little bit complicated…