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THOMAS MIDDLETON was a prolific and successful English Jacobean playwright and poet. A contemporary of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, Middleton wrote over 30 plays including A Mad World, My Masters which was first performed in 1606. PHIL PORTER ’s original plays include Blink (Soho Theatre), the Bruntwood Award-winning The Cracks In My Skin (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Stealing Sweets & Punching People (Theatre503 and Off-Broadway). For the RSC he wrote Here Lies Mary Spindler (performed at Latitude Festival).  He is currently working on a new play for the company. SEAN FOLEY’s recent theatre credits include The Ladykillers (Liverpool Playhouse/West End), currently on an extensive UK tour, and What The Butler Saw (Vaudeville).

A Mad World My Masters
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A Mad World My Masters

Thomas Middleton (ed. Phil Porter and Sean Foley)
 
London, Soho ... 1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it, where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; where 'virginity is no city trade', and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits.

Tuning conman to fool his rich uncle, he variously becomes a Lord, a high-class call girl and - God forbid - a poor actor. But a beautiful Soho tart is also on the scam: a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more ...




Cast : 15M, 6F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-019-5 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB