The Alchemist

March, 1964
By Ben Jonson
Directed by Carl Hare

An outbreak of plague in London forces a gentleman, Lovewit, to flee temporarily to the country. He leaves his house under the sole charge of his butler, Jeremy. Jeremy uses the opportunity given to him to use the house as the headquarters for fraudulent acts. He transforms himself into “Captain Face,” and enlists the aid of Subtle, a fellow conman, and Dol Common, a prostitute.

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Cast & Creative

Director Carl Hare
Designer  Donald Harvey
Costume Designer Clara Hare


Prologue Bob Chamut
Subtle Anthony Jenkins
Face, Lungs, Jeremy Micheal Warren
Surly, Spaniard Keith Pepper
Mammon Dougal Fraser
Wholesome Neville Haddock
Ananias Christopher Ross
Dame Pliant Marigold Coleman
Doll Common, Queen of the Fairies Jennifer Chaster
Drugger Peter Smith
Kastril Pat Scott
Third Neighbour Richard Wood
Lovewit Foster Isherwood
First Neighbour Ailsa Bishop
Fifth Neighbour Douglas Young
Fourth Neighbour Margaret Doody
Second Neighbour Bob Chamut
Dapper Bruce Sharp
Officer Gordon Armstrong