A Prompt book edition of Arden of Faversham featuring the text edited for the RSC production and introductions by key members of its creative team.
A darkly comic thriller about a woman plotting to have her husband murdered. Wealthy businessman Arden is convinced his wife Alice is cheating on him. He is correct – but he doesn't know the full story. Determined to free herself from a miserable marriage, Alice is in fact plotting to have him murdered.
Growing increasingly desperate to be with her lover, she recruits a band of would-be murderers. Immediately, they set off in pursuit of the unwitting Arden.
Husband, wife and lover find themselves locked in a deadly game as the assassins close in on their victim.
It has been revived as part of our Roaring Girls season in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon directed by Polly Findlay.