The Alchemist

First Performed: September 1991

RSC. Stratford/Barbican. September 1991 – 1992.

The Alchemist follows the antics of three con-artists: Subtle, Face and Dol. When the gentleman Lovewit flees England to avoid the Plague, the trio set up headquarters in his home and set about exposing the social ills of their fellow Londoners.

Hugh (credited as Richard Bonneville) played Kastril at Stratford, then Surly at the Barbican.

Writer:

Ben Jonson

Cast:

1991: Jonathan Hyde, David Bradley, Joanne Pearce, Christopher Luscombe, Albie Woodington, Philip Voss, Barry Lynch, Guy Henry, Bill Wallis, Jane Gurnett, Bernard Gallagher, Alan Partington // 1992: Jonathan Hyde, David Bradley, Joanne Pearce, Christopher Luscombe, Albie Woodington, Philip Voss, Guy Henry, Jane Gurnett, Bernard Gallagher

Director:

Sam Mendes

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