Maggie Smith and Jonathan Pryce star in William Wycherley’s raunchy Restoration comedy.
Considered too obscene to be staged in its original form for nearly 200 years, William Wycherley’s bawdy comedy tells the tale of Mr Horner, a notorious rake who spreads the false rumour that he is impotent in order to gain free access to other men’s wives. When he meets the young, innocent Margery Pinchwife, the ‘country wife’ of the title, the scene is set for scandal.
This sparkling 1985 BBC Radio production stars Maggie Smith as Margery Pinchwife, with an all-star cast including Jonathan Pryce, John Duttine, John Moffatt, Harriet Walter and Michael Aldridge.
The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.
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The Country Wife
Was fantastic when on Radio 4, so great to hear it again..
Other reviewer, you kinda have to want to listen - "having" to listen isn't a great starting point really.
If you like a bit of restoration bawdy, this is great util the RSC's Swan Theatre reopens!
I had to revise this play for A level. It was great to be able to listen to this, with the dramatic timing, alongside the text. Very helpful audiobook.
Had to listen for sixth form project but just sent me to sleep. For this price you could buy an atreyu album!