The Herbal Bed by Peter Whelan
directed by Tamsin Fraser
Susanna, William Shakespeare’s eldest daughter, is accused of adultery with family friend and neighbour Rafe Smith. Her husband, respected physician John Hall, is desperate to clear the family name and pushes her to sue for slander. But how can they avoid the fact that one summer’s night while her husband was away, Rafe Smith was seen secretly leaving their herbal garden?
This is a serious charge, and three people’s private lives are subjected to the glare of intense public scrutiny in this tale of passion, loyalty, independence and religion.
It is set in Elizabethan England but it's written in accessible modern language.
With Red Gray, Warren Saunders, Sarah Charsley, Jay Chappell, Simon Messingham, Alistair Lock, Gerry McCrudden, Constance Starns and Cordelia Brand
7.45pm from Friday 20th June to Saturday 28th June, except for Sunday 22nd when it’s on at 2.30pm - no shows Sun/Mon eves
Tickets are £9 (Final Fri/Sat £10) First Fri & Tues all tickets £7. http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/55963