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Eastward Ho!

(first performed c1604 – 5, published 1605)
by George Chapman, Ben Jonson and John Marston

  • 2018/Event/ReadNotDead

Sunday 13 May, 4.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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The play follows the troubled adventures of Master Touchstone’s daughters, the haughty Gertrude and the humble Mildred. Censored in 1604 for offending James I with its anti-Scottish references, two of the play’s authors ended up in jail.


The Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play on a Sunday morning and present it, script in hand, to an audience later that afternoon.

The performances are instinctive, adrenaline driven and inventive. Actors and audiences alike share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead.

Rarely played

Learn about Eastward Ho! with our inspiring and engaging two-hour seminar introduction prior to the Read Not Dead performance.

All Rarely Played seminars: £5.

Rarely Played introductions are from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.