The Will at The Cockpit

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A comedy about sex, love & money. From 1736 to 2017, nothing ever changes. Produced and presented by Foppish Theatre Company Hosted by The Cockpit For one night only! The Will by Marivaux in a translation by Michael Sadler. According to the terms of the Will, The Marquis stands to inherit 600,000 francs! Unfortunately for him, not even the dead acquiesce such sizeable fortunes without a quid pro quo. In this case, a marriage. Though his heart is set on the beautiful and shrewd Countess, The Marquis must marry the cold and cunning Hortense, or a third of his fortune is forfeit. The two cannot stand each-other and though neither party wishes to wed, neither wish to lose the money. While the Marquis fumbles at the feet of the widowed Countess, Hortense and her devoted admirer, The Chevalier, hatch a Machiavellian plan to win their share of the fortune. The Will invites you to a stately country house where scheming servants manipulate their masters and gossip fills the halls. After a sold out performance at the Crescent Theatre Birmingham, don't miss its London debut! 'Hugely enjoyable, this production tickles and amuses.' - William Stafford, Bum on a Seat Directed by Dewi Johnson With Tessa Bonham Jones Liam Lau Fernandez Scarlett Saunders Dominic Weatherill Andrew Buzzeo Cicely Whitehead Set and Costume design by Denisa Dumitrescu Lighting design by James Booth Anticipated running time: 1 Hour and 10 mins There will be no interval. The Will was first performed in 1736 by the Comedie Francaise Dates: Friday 29th September - 7:30pm Tickets: £9.00 Website:

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The Cockpit Theatre

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

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