Samuel Barnett-Led Revival of The Beaux' Stratagem to Be Seen in Cinemas
National Theatre Live will offer international broadcasts of George Farquhar’s comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem, directed by Simon Godwin, beginning Thursday, September 24.
The play is described as telling the story of "Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered."
The cast of The Beaux' Stratagem includes Esh Alladi, Samuel Barnett, Jamie Beamish, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Jane Booker, Cornelius Clarke, Susannah Fielding, Molly Gromadzki, John Hastings, Richard Henders, Lloyd Hutchinson, Chris Kelham, Nicholas Khan, Barbara Kirby, Ana-Maria Maskell, Amy Morgan, Pearce Quigley, Mark Rose, Chook Sibtain, Geoffrey Streatfeild, and Timothy Watston.
The production features designs by Lizzie Clachan, lighting by Jon Clark, movement direction by Jonathan Goddard, music by Michael Bruce, sound by Christopher Shutt, fight direction by Kevin McCurdy. and the Dialect Coach is Michaela Kennen.