Plotwell loves Susannah Townley. So does Underplot. But Dr Fossile has secretly married her, and he is determined to keep attractive single men OUT of the house. Susannah has other plans. And when Fossile's niece Phoebe, a dippy would-be writer, asks Plotwell to pretend he has written her play, the stage is set for jealousy, intrigue and increasingly surreal attempts at disguise.
John Gay (author of The Beggar's Opera) became the toast of the town when he wrote this delightful, bubbling farce. But though audiences loved its sharp wit and freewheeling absurdity, the critics found it too racy and the play vanished from the British stage.
Directed by Blanche McIntyre, designed by Mike Lees, costumed by Eva Le Blanc, lit by Phil Hunter.