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The Little French Lawyer

(first performed 1619 – 1623, first published 1647)
by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger

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Sunday 28 October, 3.00pm

Gray's Inn, 8 South Square, London

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Tickets£25 (£20 Members / Students) Running timeTo be confirmed
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Getting to Gray's Inn

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John Fletcher and Philip Massinger

Nick Hutchison


Actors and lawyers join together once again at Gray’s Inn and appropriately present The Little French Lawyer. The central character, a prosperous attorney called Le Writ, proves to be as successful with his swords as he is with his words.


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 The Little French Lawyer with our inspiring and engaging two-hour seminar introduction prior to the Read Not Dead performance.

All Rarely Played seminars: £5.

Our Read Not Dead on the Road: Rarely Played introductions are at 12 noon.

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Getting to Gray's Inn

Due to building works the main entrance to Gray’s Inn, located at the Chancery Lane end of High Holborn, immediately next to the The Cittie of Yorke pub is not accessible.

Please use the entrance via Fulwood Place as detailed on the map.

The Rarely Played Seminar will take place in the Bingham Room and the Read Not Dead reading will take place in Gray’s Inn Hall. All accessible from the above entrance.

Chancery Lane is the closest tube.