A Mad World My Masters
Sean Foley made his RSC debut with this production in 2013 of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean 'city comedy': A Mad World My Masters.
The play is an outrageously wicked, brilliantly plotted farcical satire of lies and lust.
Sean Foley set the play in London, Soho... 1956. Where glamour rubs up against filth, and likes it; where the posh mix with musicians, whores and racketeers; where 'virginity is no city trade', and where a dashingly impecunious bachelor in need of quick cash and a good time has to live on his wits.
Turning con-man to fool his rich uncle, he variously becomes a lord, a high class call girl, and – God forbid – a poor actor. But a beautiful Soho tart is also on the scam: a whore to some, a religious instructor to others, and a debutante in need of an eligible bachelor to yet more...
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