History of The Dutch Lady revealed

If you’d like to learn more about the history of The Dutch Lady, there’s now an excellent podcast you can listen to. Dr Joe Stephenson, who brought the play to Fred Theatre’s attention, has been interviewed by howlround.com, an online resource for theatre type people. Anyone can listen though, and in the podcast Joe provides…

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The Dutch Lady

Fred Theatre presents, for the first time in over 300 years, The Dutch Lady.   London c.1650: Fuscara, the Dutch lady, finds herself broke and needing to marry for money. Follow her exploits in this hilarious Restoration comedy, recently discovered in manuscript in the USA.   Suitable for ages 14+ Running time, approx. 3 hours…

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Dutch Lady missing for three centuries back on stage

This July Fred Theatre is presenting a recently discovered Restoration comedy that hasn’t been seen on stage for more than three centuries. The Dutch Lady turned up in a manuscript buried in the bowels of Boston public library, in the USA. So far the play remains anonymous. Forgotten for over three centuries, in February 2017,…

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