The Country Wife

by William Wycherley
Opening Night 25 June 2009
Director: David Corballis

This play, which was first performed in 1675 to much acclaim, was considered later to be so bawdy that it was not performed in its original version until the 1920s. The play has several subplots but mainly focuses on the intrigues of Mr Horner, a man about town who enjoys the favours of many a woman about town, the more safely married the better. One such person is the young, inexperienced married woman, Margery Pinchwife, up from the country to discover the joys of the town, whether her husband approves or not. It is very funny, very naughty and will be a reat antidote to the winter’s cold.


Homer Bill Needs 
Quack Chris Summers 
Boy Jim Rosegarden 
Harcourt Connor Blackie 
Sparkish Vinny Batt 
Pinchwife Campbell Thomson 
Sir Jasper Fidget Bill Borlase 
Lady Fidget Terry MacTavish 
Mrs Dainty Fidget Janice Snowden 
Mrs Squeamish Lynne Keen 
Margery Pinchwife Natalie Milne 
Alithea Laura Wells 
Lucy Kimberley Buchan 
Old Lady Squeamish David Corballis 


Set Construction Andrew Cook 
Stage Manager/Props Sarah McCallion 
Stage Crew Jim Rosegarden 
Lighting Phillip Todd 
Wardrobe Rachael McCann 
Poster Design Pat Corballis 
Make up Natalie Milne 
Publicity Roslyn Nijenhuis 
Photography Melanie Peters 
Front of House Kathy Creswell-Moorcock 
Bill Needs, Chris Summers.
Connor Blackie, Vinny Batt.
Janice Snowden, Terry MacTavish, Bill Borlase.
Natalie Milne, Laura Wells.
Campbell Thomson.
Hosted by Friends of the Globe Theatre Incorporated