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Go People take restoration production to venues throughout London – including The Ivy

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Restoration theatre was a revolution in itself, staged anywhere that was available – from disused tennis courts to ancestral family homes. In light of this, forward thinking theatre company Go People are bringing John Vanbrugh’s The Provoked Wife to intimate venues across London; and see they have an amazing opportunity to explore a revival of this idea, making new and unusual spaces our playground in the delivery of a brilliantly alternative theatrical experience.

Their current bookings include both private and public performances happening in living rooms, member’s clubs, churches and hotels and run from March 10 -23, 2015.

The spring tour sets its main venue (for four nights) in the beautiful 1733 church building of St-Giles-in-the-Fields is a perfect setting in which to view this startling exploration of Restoration morality. The play is also being perfromed in Hoxtorn Holborn Hotel and Private Member’s club Home House.

Additionally, for the first time in history, The Ivy – famous for dining the media, celebrities, actors, directors and theatre goers themselves in it’s exclusive and luxurious setting – will be providing theatre in it’s own premises with Go People‘s production. Tickets are available both for the public and for Ivy Club Members and dinner and drinks can be enjoyed in the club before or after the performance.

Go People’s snappily-cut 90 minute production distills the best of playwright Vanbrugh’s 1697 original play, foregrounding the fabulously funny narrative whilst keeping his deliciously drawn characters firing on all cylinders. Sexy, silly and sumptuous, this contemporary interpretation of a restoration classic showcases the finest of London’s upcoming professional theatrical talent.

Dates:
10 March 7.30pm HOME HOUSE 
Members only; champagne & canapés before

13 March 7.45pm THE IVY
Members and public
Booking: Email lissa@the-ivyclub.co.uk

18 March 7.30pm ST-GILES-IN-THE-FIELDS
Completely open to the public

19 March 7.30pm ST-GILES-IN-THE-FIELDS
Completely open to the public

20 March 7.30pm ST-GILES-IN-THE-FIELDS
Completely open to the public

21 March 7.30pm ST-GILES-IN-THE-FIELDS
Completely open to the public

23 March 7pm HOXTON HOLBORN HOTEL
Completely open to the public; complimentary drink before

For bookings go to the Go People site.

 

(from a press release)

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