Bartholomew Fair

Bartholomew Fair promotional imageBartholomew Fair. Stratford Festival – Tom Patterson Theatre. By Ben Jonson. Directed by Antoni Cimolino.

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dazzling … so much insane talent

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Anything can happen (and usually does) at Bartholomew Fair, where fraudsters and pickpockets thrive and Ursla the pig-woman trades in more than one kind of flesh. Neither respectability nor Puritan zeal are proof against its snares – and no one who partakes in this licentious revel will ever be quite the same again.

Jonson’s no-holds-barred satire of big-city life depicts the London in which he and Shakespeare lived seething with scurrilous and hilarious energy.

In his Stratford debut, Chris played Winwife, the unsuccessful suitor of in-demand widow Dame Purecraft, who eventually lands the greater prize in the beautiful Grace Wellborn.

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Cast

Juan Chioran
Zeal-of-the-Land Busy
Jonathan Goad
Quarlous
Randy Hughson
Jordan Knockem
Tom McCamus
Adam Overdo
Lucy Peacock
Ursla
Cliff Saunders
Lantern Leatherhead
Brian Tree
Humphrey Wasp
Brigit Wilson
Dame Purecraft
Quincy Armorer
Nightingale
Dalal Badr
Dame Overdo
Skye Brandon
Haggis
Jon de Leon
Corncutter/Sharkwell/Val Cutting
Jesse Aaron Dwyre
Ezekiel Edgworth
Alana Hawley
Grace Wellborn
Ian Lake
Trouble-all
Trent Pardy
Bartholomew Cokes
Jennifer Paterson
Win Littlewit
Christopher Prentice
Winwife
Suzanne Roberts Smith
Punk Alice/Acrobat
Matt Steinberg
John Littlewit
Sean Baek
Pocher
Laura Condlln
Bearded Lady
Victor Ertmanis
Whit
Kelli Fox
Joan Trash
Colin Heath
Tinderbox-man/Northern/Acrobat
Peter James Haworth
Solomon
Robert King
Fruitmonger/Puppy
Claire Lautier
Rich Lady
Dawson Lott
Rich Child
Kevin Ramessar
Musician
Noah Reid
Filcher
Michael Spencer-Davis
Bristle
Christopher Van Hagen
Urchin
Abigail Winter-Culliford
Mooncalf

Creative

Antoni Cimolino
Director
Carolyn M. Smith
Designer
Steven Hawkins
Lighting Designer
Steven Page
Composer
Peter McBoyle
Sound Designer
Todd Campbell
Fight Director
Keira Loughran
Choreographer
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