The Alchemist

The Alchemist 2013While the master of the house is out of town to escape the plague, his house-keeper sets up with ‘a cheater and his punk’ as the city’s premier conman.

A full range of alternative services are offered to the citizens who beat a furtive path to their door – anything from the secret of eternal youth, to that recipe of recipes which will turn a tin can into bankable gold.

Masters of the ludicrous disguise, the team of con-artists find their multiple deceptions spiralling out of control, until they receive some alarming news…

Jonson’s brilliant satire burns away the dross, exposing a society whose obsessions make it vulnerable to any well-worked scam. This explosive production of The Alchemist from Riding Lights, especially revived for Coventry, is fast, furious, feisty and very, very funny.

Saturday 1 – Saturday 22 Feb 2014
The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – B2 Stage
Tickets: From £8 – £20 (concessions £7.75 – £18)

More info and online booking:
Belgrade Theatre Box Office: 024 7655 3055

Presented by The Belgrade Theatre and Riding Lights Theatre Company
Written by Ben Jonson, Directed by Paul Burbridge, Designed by Sean Cavanagh