The Country Wife

Fri 5th – Sat 27th Aug 2016


““If I can but abuse the husbands I’ll soon disabuse the wives.””

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club


Considered too scandalous to be performed at all between 1753 and 1924, William Wycherley’s ‘The Country Wife’ is returning to the stage at Edinburgh this August with a lewd and outrageous, even for the 21st Century, adaptation by Mark Bittlestone and Will Dalrymple performed by Cambridge University’s Amateur Dramatic Club.

The newly divorced Harry Horner has spread a rumour of his own impotence around the country club. The reason? To seduce his way across the affluent, leafy town of Blandford, New England come hell, high water or jealous husband. Relocated to suburban America by a group of Cambridge University students, William Wycherley’s restoration classic has never been funnier.


Mr Horner - Isaac Jordan

Mrs Alithea - Larissa Schymyck

Lady Fidget - Christina Mackay

Dainty Fidget - Inge-Vera Lipsius

Lady Squeamish - Elliott Wright

Margery Pinchwife - Jasmin Rees

Lucy - Olivia Gillman

Sir Jaspar Fidget - Harrison MacNeill

Mr Harcourt - Jack Benda

Mr Pinchwife - Aurélien Guéroult

Mr Dorilant & Doctor - Jamie Webb

Mr Sparkish - Joe Pieri

Production Team

Co-Directors & Writers- Mark Bittlestone and Will Dalrymple

Producer- Joseph Spencer

Assistant Producer- Stanley Allan

Technical Director- Jacob Baldwin

Stage Manager- Susannah Williams

Admission: £8(£6)

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