The Country Wager

‘It is 1685. King Charles II is on his deathbed and at Staunton Harold the dandies and libertines are descending to celebrate the birthday of Earl Ferrers. Seduction, blackmail and double dealings are on the menu as a cast of grotesques blunder their way through an evening of intrigue and debauchery’.

This ‘newly discovered’ Restoration Comedy was staged in the courtyard of The Ferrers Centre, formerly the stable block of Staunton Harold Hall and allowed fictional events to rub shoulders with historical fact and where nothing was quite what it seemed.

The rain got us on this one; which was a shame, because it was a cracking story and looked absolutely sumptious.

Supported by Mantle Community Arts, Arts Council England and Leicestershire County Council.

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