A Restoration Comedy by George Etherege
Directed by Alexandria Anfield
14th – 18th March 2017
Etherege’s rarely performed The Man of Mode sparkles with wit, romance and scandal. In an age where a person’s quality is measured by the cut of their coat, the pursuit of pleasure is more important than principles.
This restoration comedy follows the rakish young libertine Dorimant, who’s life of debauchery and seduction is turned upside down when he finally meets his match in the beautiful and clever Harriet. She refuses to seccumb to his charms unless Dorimant marries her and leaves the city for the countryside, which for him is a fate worse than death.