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WFT... Play Reading @ The Shed
WFT... Play Reading @ The Shed

Fri, 27 Jan



WFT... Play Reading @ The Shed

A read through of London Assurance (1841) written by Dion L. Boucicault. Come along, pick your role, read through with passion! Warning: Melodramatic behaviour or over-acting will be strictly encouraged.

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Time & Location

27 Jan 2023, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT

Frankston, corner Overport Rd &, Somerset Rd, Frankston VIC 3199, Australia

About The Event

In this high-spirited farce, the vain aging fop, Sir Harcourt, sets off to Oak Hall in the country to marry the beautiful eighteen-year-old Grace, the niece of his old friend, Max Harkaway. In doing so, he will get his hands on her fortune and secure himself a nimble young bride...

Characters: - 

  • Sir Harcourt Courtly, cultured 57-year-old fop
  • Charles Courtly, his dissolute son
  • Dazzle, Charles's equally dissolute companion
  • Max Harkaway, country squire
  • Grace Harkaway, Max's 18-year-old niece, betrothed to Sir Harcourt
  • Lady Gay Spanker, horse-riding virago
  • Mr. Adolphus "Dolly" Spanker, her ineffectual husband
  • Mark Meddle, lawyer
  • Pert, Grace's maid
  • Cool, sir Harcourt's valet
  • James, squire Harkaway's servant
  • Martin, servant to the Courtlys
  • Solomon Isaacs, moneylender, in pursuit of Charles

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