The Beaux’ Stratagem

Tuesday 14 May 7pm
Wednesday 15 May 7pm
thursday 16 May 7pm

Gasworks Theatre

2 hours 30 minutes

Full $30
Concession $20

Depicts realistic violence, contains loud noises and adult themes.

Wheelchair Accessible


The Beaux’ Stratagem

Two young bucks, having spent all their money by living too well, leave London and roam from town to town in search of love and fortune. In order to find a wealthy heiress for at least one of them, they pose as master and servant – exchanging roles from one town to the next.

In Lichfield, Aimwell is the master and Archer the servant, and there they meet the lovely, wealthy Dorinda and her equally desirable sister-in-law, Mrs. Kate Sullen. They set their caps for these women, but problems abound. Kate is married to a drunken sot who despises her; the innkeeper’s saucy daughter, Cherry, has set her cap for Archer; Dorinda’s mother, Lady Bountiful, mistakenly believes herself to be a great healer of the sick, and she guards her daughter like a dragoness; and a band of brigands plans to rob the house of Lady Bountiful that very night, putting all schemes in jeopardy.

Presented by the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School’s Year 12 Theatre Arts Company 2019, The Beaux’ Stratagem is
adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig from the play by George Farquhar.

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