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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.

Star 5 Liverpool Student Media
Star 4.5 The Public Reviews
Star 4 Liverpool Post, What's On Stage
8/10         Liverpool ECHO, Click Liverpool

A Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Production


The Alchemist

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

Tickets: £12-£21
Age: 14+
Running Time: 2hrs 45mins (includes an interval)

Afterwords: Tue 25 Sep
Page To Stage: Thu 20 Sep at 10.30am

Audio Described performance Audio Described: Thu 4 Oct at 7.30pm

Captioned Performance Captioned: Sat 6 Oct at 2pm


Please email Emma Smith on if you would like to receive a copy of the education pack to accompany this production of The Alchemist.

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