Educating Agnes

A delightful adaptation of Moliere's "L'Ecole des Femmes" ("School for Wives") by leading Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

Middle-aged Arnolphe believes that all wives cheat on their husbands. He has kept his young ward, Agnes, in a convent for years, sheltered from the ways of the world. He intends marrying her when she comes of age, believing that her innocence and ignorance will protect him from cuckoldry.

While away on a business trip, he leaves Agnes in the care of two daft servants, with strict instructions for her to be kept in isolation. Then Agnes meets young Horace and falls in love ...

This 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe production was directed by Mike Paton.

Cast:
Chrysalde -- John W Wallace
Arnolphe -- Don Arnott
Alain -- John Macaskill
Gerogette -- Fiona Robertson
Agnes - Rosalind Becroft
Horace -- Tom Wallace
Orante -- John McColl

Production:
Set design -- Derek Blackwook
Set construction -- Clem Allan, Alex Purves
Lighting design -- Stephen Hajducki
Stage Managers -- Lynne Morris, Stephen Bennett
Wardrobe -- Effie Robertson, Allison Naismith, Maggie King
Continuity -- Marjory McColl
Front of House Co-ordinator -- Alex Purves
Catering Manager -- Jenny Calcott

For the company:
Business Manager -- Don Arnott
Photography -- Marion Donohoe
Programme illustration -- Aird McKinstrie
Patrons' Secretary -- Jenny Calcott

 

Educating Agnes

by Liz Lochhead

7-21 August 2010

St Serf's Hall