On The Road at Gray’s Inn

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On The Road at Gray’s Inn
The Dutch Lady

Anonymous (written 1668-75)

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

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Gray’s Inn, 8 South Square, London

Running time: to be confirmed

Part of Read not Dead

Image Credits: FPG, Retrofile RF, Getty Images

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