The Herbal Bed

Tue 8 Mar to Sat 12 Mar 2016

£28 - £10*


Philip Correia  - Rafe Smith

Philip Correia

Rafe Smith

Patrick Driver - Bishop Parry

Patrick Driver

Bishop Parry

Jonathan Guy Lewis  - John Hall

Jonathan Guy Lewis

John Hall

Emma Lowndes - Susanna Hall

Emma Lowndes

Susanna Hall

Michael Mears - Barnabus Goche

Michael Mears

Barnabus Goche

Charlotte Wakefield	 - Hester Fletcher

Charlotte Wakefield

Hester Fletcher

Matt Whitchurch - Jack Lane

Matt Whitchurch

Jack Lane


Peter Whelan Written by

James Dacre Directed by

Jonathan Fensom Designed by

Malcolm Rippeth Lighting Designed by

Becky Smith Sound Designed by

Valgeir Sigurðsson Composed by

Gemma Hancock and Sam Stevenson Casting Directors

Jesse Jones Staff Director

Charmian Hoare Dialect Coach

Mark Douet Production Photographer

Terry King Fight Director


The Herbal Bed

"Grippingly clever"
"Mixes full-blooded emotion with gripping debate"

The Herbal Bed

"A Beautiful revival of a wise and witty play"
"Inspiring lightness of touch"
"Lowndes’ performance is a joy"

The Herbal Bed

"An intelligent and compassionate exploration into truth and virtue"
"A sensitive, well-written and beautifully crafted piece of theatre"

The Herbal Bed

"Draws you in with effortless grace"
"A marvelous, layered, ambiguous performance by Jonathan Guy Lewis"

The Herbal Bed

"Handsome, beautifully realised and impeccably presented"
"Lush theatricality"

The Herbal Bed

"Gripping drama"
"A luminous labour of love"
"Emma Lowndes beautifully conveys the frustrated yearning of an intelligent, complex woman"

The Herbal Bed

"A triumph"
"Bursting with ripe, bawdy, banter and a thrilling courtroom finale"

The Herbal Bed

"A quietly thoughtful, carefully crafted piece"

The Herbal Bed

"A stirring evening"
"A lovely, compassionate play"

The Herbal Bed

Liverpool Sound and Vision

The Herbal Bed

"Thoughtful, tender and luminous drama"
"Historically fascinating and emotionally searching"
"The play’s delicacy and intelligence keep us rapt"

The Herbal Bed

"A very atmospheric drama and a fine revival of one history's forgotten characters"