The Beaux Strategem

BA Acting and Stage Combat

George Farquhar’s immortal comedy about two young gentlemen with a misguided plan to get enrich themselves at the expense of a series of young heiresses.

Written by George Farquhar

Directed by Jon Edgley Bond

Presented by BA Acting & Stage Combat

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.

But their greatest obstacle is love.

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The Beaux Strategem

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