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The Knight of the Burning Pestle [2014]

Written by: Francis Beaumont
Directed by: Adele Thomas

Pauline McLynn and Phil Daniels returned to fuel the mayhem in this critically-acclaimed madcap meta-romp. Set under the glorious candlelight of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and running not one but two plays within-the-play simultaneously, The Knight of the Burning Pestle combined wicked humour with charming songs and a cast of hilarious London characters in one of the earliest comedies to hit the English stage. After delighting audiences and critics alike, this riotous production returned for a strictly limited Christmas run.

A restaging of the early 2014 production, from which Phil Daniels and Dickon Tyrrell featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series.


  • Designed by Hannah Clark
  • Composed by Nigel Hess


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