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THE ALCHEMIST by Ben Jonson
An Out of [Context] Production by Dunnico Theatre

July 4th - 22nd 2012
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate, London

A Jacobean classic, updated.


Highgate, London - August 2011. As riots continue to spread across the capital, rich homeowner Lovewit decides to escape abroad on holiday, leaving his nephew Jeremy to house-sit. With the city in chaos, Jeremy spies an opportunity to make some money, and so invites round two of his associates: twitchy, chemically-talented Subtle, and Dol Common, a girl who can’t say ‘no’. In one manic day the trio attempt to pull off a series of intricate scams targeting a variety of marks - including a Tory Cabinet minister, two members of a religious sect and a young American heiress - but as the situation becomes increasingly complicated, they realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew...


Dunnico Theatre presents this giant of English stage comedy in a whole new setting, keeping the wonderful Jacobean language of the original while bringing the play right up to date. In The Alchemist Jonson was determined to satirise and critique the London he saw around him; our production does exactly the same, using this classic comedy to explore issues like greed, criminality and social division, which are just as topical and relevant today as they were in 1610.


"great fun...entertaining"-  Time Out
"bold...there is much vitality in this production"  -  One Stop Arts
"hilarious...[an] exuberant, refreshingly modern adaptation"   StageWon
"Dunnico Theatre have worked their own alchemy"  -  Camden New Journal

                

CAST AND CREATIVE

Face  -  Dominic Chambers
Subtle -  Sahil Batra
Dol  -  Louise Laker
Dapper  -  Pearce Sampson
Drugger  -  Robin Kirwan 
Sir Epicure Mammon  -  Gareth Pilkington
Surly  -  Glenn Mortimer
Ananias  -  Nina Bright
Tribulation Wholesome  -  Patrice Edwards
Kastril  -  Timo Willmann
Pliant  -  Alicia Bennett
Lovewit  -  Owen Nolan
Ensemble  -  Francesca Nicholls, Pauline Peters

Director  -  Jon Barton
Producers -  Steph Lodge, Dan Smith
Stage Manager  -  Sophie Goody
Wardrobe Mistress  -  Kirsty Young
Lighting Designer  -  Chris Thornton
Set Builder  -  Mary Taylor
Publicity Material  -  Joe Rizzo-Naudi