On The Road at Gray’s Inn
The Dutch Lady

Anonymous (written 1668-75)

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Recently rediscovered in Boston, Massachusetts, this Restoration comedy tells of the trials and triumphs of the eponymous ‘Dutch Lady’ in and around Gray’s Inn as she negotiates the 17th-century marriage market.

Performed by a cast of professional actors and lawyers.

Supported by Abilene Christian University, USA.

Instinctive, adrenaline-filled and inventive, 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 Read Not Dead series is dedicated to reviving plays from the early modern period.

Our annual reading in Gray’s Inn Hall – venue for the first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors– brings together Globe actors and leading lawyers in one of the most beautiful Shakespeare venues in the country.





£20 Members/Student

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Gray’s Inn, 8 South Square, London

Running time: to be confirmed

Part of Read not Dead

Image Credits: FPG, Retrofile RF, Getty Images




Chancery Lane 80m walk away
Holborn 500m walk away

Farringdon station is a 9-11 minute walk away
King’s Cross station is a short taxi, bus ride or a 20-25 minute walk away

Routes 8, 25, 242 and 521 stop at Chancery Lane Station
Routes 17, 45, 46 and 341 stop at Bus Gray’s Inn Road
Routes 19, 38, 55 and 243 stop at Gray’s Inn Road

Parking is available for members, residents and visitors. The lowest archway is 3.1m. Please see the parking section for full details regarding fees, what’s available and terms of use.

The Inn has cycle racks in Field Court and by Verulam Buildings. Bicycles must not be locked to any railings within the Estate.
The Transport for London cycle hire docking stations closest to the Inn are on Red Lion Street and Holborn (A40, towards St Pauls).

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