The Honest Man's Fortune

Celebrate Read Not Dead’s 25th Anniversary with Fletcher, Masssinger, Daborne and Nathan Field’s tale of loss, love and the power of luck.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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Public booking opens Wednesday 19 February, 10.00am.

After losing his estate in a lawsuit against his lover’s husband, Montaigne needs a way out. He enrols as a servant in the household of Lamira, an unmarried country lady with a number of suitors competing for her affections. When Lamira’s waiting-woman, Charlotte, woos Montaigne, it seems his luck is about to change.

Join us for this lively script-in-hand performance and celebrate 25 years of our popular Read Not Dead series.

The Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play once 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 



Standing (fixed position) £5

Seated from £10

20% Discount on seated tickets for Members and Students

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: approximately 3 hours

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