The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich

Mary Pix

Mary Pix's comedy of manners is an undiscovered gem, combining mischief-making and mind-bending plot twists.

  • Swan Theatre


    Until 14 Jun 2018

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 20 mins + 20 mins interval

A wealthy widow on her way up...

Mrs Rich, a wealthy widow, aspires to rub shoulders with the great and good and perhaps even gain a title. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one after Sir John Roverhead!

Unlike Aphra Behn, a fellow female playwright from the late 1600s, Mary Pix has been almost lost to history. But like Behn’s The Rover, a sell-out success in early 2017, Pix’s comedy of manners combines mischief-making and mind-bending plot twists with a sharp satirical and distinctly female wit. Her colourful cast of characters dupe and dissemble as the intrigue builds. Will Mrs Rich ever squeeze her way into high society? 

This production of The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich contains loud bangs.

Mrs Rich and Miss Littlewood and their Directors are generously supported by Miranda Curtis