The Roaring Girl

A Jacobean comedy from 1611, written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker. Young Sebastian loves Mary. But Sebastian’s mother, the Widow Wengrave, will not allow him to marry as Mary brings insufficient dowry. So Sebastian, to spite his mother, announces henceforth he shall publicly court a roaring girl of the most infamous repute, Moll Cutpurse. The Widow Wengrave vows to remove the frightful Moll by having her strung up from the gallows as rapidly as possible. This version has been adapted to suit a modern audience.

17 actor version available on request.