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Read Not Dead - Back by Popular Demand

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Rarely Played

Why not add a Rarely Played introduction to your ticket for just £5?

Learn more about each of these plays with our inspiring and engaging seminar introductions prior to our Read Not Dead performances.

Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tickets: £5


Tickets for Read Not Dead readings must be purchased separately.

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Sunday 1 October 2017

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets£15 | £12 FoSG & Students
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Run time: Approximately 1 & 1/2 hours

Please Note: Latecomers may not be admitted


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Back by Popular Demand - Winner's Performance

Sunday 1 October, 4.00pm
Tickets: £15 (£12 FoSG/Student) 

In June, three directors teamed up with three scholars and presented their arguments for reviving one of three Read Not Dead favourites, all either solo or collaborative plays by Philip Massinger.

We can now reveal that the winning team is...

Team Custom: Philip Bird and Dr Lucy Munro, The Custom of the Country

Join us in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the staged reading of the winning entry from the 
Back By Popular Demand Voting Event. 



The Custom of the Country

Arnoldo has fallen in love with and married Zenocia, but no sooner has their romance begun than it must overcome an obstacle: the ancient right of Count Clodio to sleep with the bride on her wedding night. Seeking to escape this country custom, the newlyweds flee along with Arnoldo’s brother, Rutillio. Hotly pursued, the three find themselves faced with new challenges. Zenocia is captured by a Portuguese sea captain and forced to serve his intended wife, who has herself fallen in love with Arnoldo. Rutillio, meanwhile, finds himself entangled in a web of violence, lust and disguise. Will love and loyalty overcome abusive tradition?