RSC. Swan, Stratford/Newcastle Playhouse/Barbican, London. 21st August 1991 – 30th September 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.