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Tuesday, August 30

Gina Beck in The Belle's Strategem at Southwark

The Belle’s Strategem is playing at Southwark Playhouse from 6th September – 1st October 2011. 

It  has not been performed in over a century and takes place in London in 1780. It’s marriage season but a group of wily women are determined to challenge the status quo. Young Letitia Hardy is shocked to find that after a trip to the continent her fiancĂ©e is convinced that English women are dull and sets out to gain his love with an ingenious scheme to prove him wrong.

Meanwhile, Sir George is trying desperately to protect his wife from the evils of high society, but he  hasn’t counted Miss Ogle and Mrs Rackett who are on a mission  to convert her into a lady of fashion.

The cast for the production are Marc Baylis, Gina Beck, Holly Blair, Cassandra Bond, Jackie Clune, Samuel Dent, Tim Dorsett, Mark Fountain, Jeremy Joyce, Michael Lindall, Christopher Logan, Joseph Macnab, Nigel Munson, Hannah Spearritt, Maggie Steed and Robin Soans.

It is directed by Directed by Jessica Swale, Designed by Simon Kenny, Music by Laura Forrest-Hay and  Lighting Design by Christopher Nairne.

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