24 Carat Comedy gold
When Face, self-styled master conman, is left in sole charge of his master’s house, he calls in his not-so-trusty fellow tricksters, Subtle and Dol.
Claiming to have discovered the 'philosopher's stone', the substance that can transform any metal into gold, they whip their vain, greedy and hopelessly optimistic victims into a frenzy of get-rich quickery. The con is on. But time is running out.
What will they do when things get complicated? And how long before the trio come unstuck?
Ben Jonson's 17th century satirical farce will be spun into pure comedy gold in the hands of rising star director Robert Icke.
Liverpool Student Media
The Public Reviews
Liverpool Post, What's On Stage
8/10 Liverpool ECHO, Click Liverpool
A Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Production
Fri 14 Sep to Sat 6 Oct at the Playhouse
Evenings: 7.30pm (Except Tue 25 Sep)
Previews: 14, 15 & 17 Sep
Twilight : 25 Sep at 5.30pm
Matinées: at 1.30pm on 20, 27 Sep & 4 Oct, at 2pm on 22, 29 Sep & 6 Oct
Running Time: 2hrs 45mins (includes an interval)
Afterwords: Tue 25 Sep
Page To Stage: Thu 20 Sep at 10.30am
Audio Described: Thu 4 Oct at 7.30pm
Captioned: Sat 6 Oct at 2pm
Please email Emma Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive a copy of the education pack to accompany this production of The Alchemist.