London's Secret Community Theatre 246a Lower Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8SJ

Network Theatre Company presents:

The Provok’d Wife

By John Vanbrugh adapted by Bernie C Byrnes, directed by Alastair Callcutt

In swinging London Lady Brute is provoked to infidelity by her husband. Married in haste – he for sex, she for money and status – Lord and Lady Brute are shackled in wedlock, but looking for diversions. He goes off for a drunken night on the town while she and her niece disguise themselves for a secret meeting with their lovers, spied on by a jealous rival …..

First performed in 1697, John Vanbrugh’s bawdy romp through the pleasure gardens of London comes up fresh-as-paint in this sharp new adaptation by Bernie Byrnes.

Show dates

20th September 2017, 1930.
21st September 2017, 1930.
22nd September 2017, 1930.
23rd September 2017, 1930.


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It is a happy surprise to be reminded how interesting the question of love remains and an even happier one to have such a dazzling company asking you the question.


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Peter EasterbrookSir John Brute
Lauren EdwardsLady Brute
Chris BornConstant
Jacob TrenerryHeartfree
Emily BatesLady Fancyful
Eimear LaceyMadamoiselle
Naomi Mundy-FraserBellinda
Matt PartridgeRasor
Charlotte MackintoshTailor (Costumier)
Owain JonesLord Rake and Treble
Alan ScottColonel Bully and Justice
Charles Leo RaineWatchman
Jennie RichConstable
Kay MurrayCornet


Charlotte MackintoshAssistant Director
Sue WalkerStage Manager
Eshani WeerasingheAssistant Stage Manager
Paul H LunnonSet Design and Construction
Mike WyerSound Design
Mike Wyer and Emma ByrneSound Operator
Alex FarrellLighting Design
Paul EvansLighting Operator
Sue Walker and Kay MurrayWardrobe
Alastair Callcutt and David N HarveyPoster Design
Susan SmallProducer