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The Constant Wife by W Somerset Maugham Bartholomew Players
30 Nov 2017 19:30 - 22:00 at Village Hall

Bartholomew Players present: ‘The Constant Wife’ by Somerset Maugham

The Constant Wife is a social comedy of marital manoeuvres set in 1920s upper-class London. Constance Middleton discovers that her surgeon husband is having an affair with her best friend. Rather than humiliating herself and others, she denies the affair, defends the two, and sets about turning bad luck, unfaithful friends, local gossip and a broken heart to her own advantage.

Though written in 1927, the year Maugham’s own marriage to society decorator Syrie Wellcome was disintegrating, Maugham's sparkling dialogue still resonates with audiences today. This play explores the limitations of the marriage contract - that, for women at least, sexual freedom and economic autonomy are inextricably linked - and probes such taboo subjects as sexual duplicity and the double standards applied to male and female infidelity.

Director Denise Santilli, says “When I first read The Constant Wife, I was immediately struck by the script’s freshness, despite it being written in 1927, and felt that the play must have surely shocked its original audiences with its frank deconstruction of the marriage ideal. Indeed, I think it still has the power to surprise! The play has great twists that I thought were wonderful, as well as intelligent, extremely funny characters.”

As usual, we are partnering with a local group for our Charity Supper Show - this time The Eynsham Museum Fund will assist us in organising the evening in return for a share of the profits. We look forward to seeing you!

Venue: Eynsham Village Hall, Back Lane, Eynsham, OX29 4QW

Dates: Wed 29 and Thurs 30 Nov, Fri 1 and Sat 2 Dec 2017

  • Tickets - for Wed, Thurs and Saturday nights
  • Doors open: 19.00, Performance: 19.30
  • Price: £9.00 (concessions £8.00):
  • in advance from Denise Santilli, 07721 744020, bart.players@gmail.com AND NOW ONLINE from  www.ticketsource.co.uk/bartholomewplayers from Evenlode DIY in Eynsham and on the door

Tickets for FRIDAY 1 Dec - must be purchased in advance by 27 Nov

  • Doors open: 18.10, Food served: 18.30 - 19.30, Performance: 19.30
  • Advance Tickets only: £18.00 available in advance from Denise Santilli, 07721 744020,  bart.players@gmail.com (not available online)

Website: www.bartholomewplayers.co.uk

2017-11-30 19:30:002017-11-30 22:00:00Europe/LondonThe Constant Wife by W Somerset Maugham Bartholomew Players present: ‘The Constant Wife’ by Somerset Maugham The Constant Wife is a social comedy of marital manoeuvres set in 1920s upper-class London. Constance Middleton discovers that her surgeon husband is having an affair with her best friend. Rather than humiliating herself and others, she denies the affair, defends the two, and sets about turning bad luck, unfaithful friends, local gossip and a broken heart to her own advantage. Though written in 1927, the year Maugham’s own marriage to society decorator Syrie Wellcome was disintegrating, Maugham's sparkling dialogue still resonates with audiences today. This play explores the limitations of the marriage contract - that, for women at least, sexual freedom and economic autonomy are inextricably linked - and probes such taboo subjects as sexual duplicity and the double standards applied to male and female infidelity. Director Denise Santilli, says “When I first read The Constant Wife, I was immediately struck by the script’s freshness, despite it being written in 1927, and felt that the play must have surely shocked its original audiences with its frank deconstruction of the marriage ideal. Indeed, I think it still has the power to surprise! The play has great twists that I thought were wonderful, as well as intelligent, extremely funny characters.” As usual, we are partnering with a local group for our Charity Supper Show - this time The Eynsham Museum Fund will assist us in organising the evening in return for a share of the profits. We look forward to seeing you! Venue: Eynsham Village Hall, Back Lane, Eynsham, OX29 4QW Dates: Wed 29 and Thurs 30 Nov, Fri 1 and Sat 2 Dec 2017
  • Tickets - for Wed, Thurs and Saturday nights
  • Doors open: 19.00, Performance: 19.30
  • Price: £9.00 (concessions £8.00):
  • in advance from Denise Santilli, 07721 744020, bart.players@gmail.com AND NOW ONLINE from www.ticketsource.co.uk/bartholomewplayers from Evenlode DIY in Eynsham and on the door
Tickets for FRIDAY 1 Dec - must be purchased in advance by 27 Nov
  • Doors open: 18.10, Food served: 18.30 - 19.30, Performance: 19.30
  • Advance Tickets only: £18.00 available in advance from Denise Santilli, 07721 744020, bart.players@gmail.com (not available online)
Website: www.bartholomewplayers.co.uk
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Village Hall

46 Back Lane
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Oxfordshire  OX29 4QW

T: 01865 881 624

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