The Dutch Lady at The Cockpit

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Recently discovered Restoration comedy. Produced and presented by Fred Theatre Hosted by The Cockpit London c.1650: Fuscara, the Dutch lady, finds herself broke and needing to marry for money. Follow her exploits in this hilarious Restoration comedy, recently discovered in manuscript in the USA. This July Fred Theatre is presenting a recently discovered Restoration comedy that hasn't been seen on stage for more than three centuries. The Dutch Lady turned up in a manuscript buried in the bowels of Boston public library, in the USA. So far the play remains anonymous. Forgotten for over three centuries, in February 2017 Dr Joe Stephenson of Abilene Christian University (Texas) began working on the manuscript, and his edition of The Dutch Lady is forthcoming in 2018. Joe kindly gave Fred access to the script and we're delighted to be giving it its first recorded public performances in July 2017. It's a superbly well-written play, following the exploits of Fuscara, the eponymous Dutch Lady, to marry her way out of financial difficulties. There are additional sub-plots, and very many laughs along the way. The production is supported by The Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham), Abilene Christian University, the Sir Barry Jackson Trust and members of the public via a successful crowdfunding campaign. Date: Sunday 9th July - 6:00pm Tickets: Full price: £15 Concessions: £10 Premium tickets: £25, includes pre-show reception at 5pm with a free drink, programme, and introduction to the play by Dr Joe Stephenson of Abilene Christian University, Texas Website:

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The Cockpit Theatre

Gateforth Street
St John's Wood
+44 (0)20 7258 2920

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