The Way Of The World Tickets London Theatre

The Way Of The World Tickets

3.6 (5) · Comedy

Family, money, desire: the rules of the game, the way of the world.

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Lady Wishfort’s sprawling, dysfunctional family are riven by desire – there’s everything to lose and six thousand pounds to gain. Congreve’s glorious ensemble of characters battle it out in this exposing, satirical comedy where everyone needs to win just to get by.

Following their collaboration on the mesmerising Roots in 2013, James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett in the role of Lady Wishfort.

Critic reviews

Dazzlingly portrayed

· Observer

Sparkling restoration of Congreve's comic gem

· The Guardian

A serviceable revival of Congreve's complex comedy.

· The Telegraph

Beautifully accomplished

· Whats On Stage

A slick, handsome production

· The Stage

Boldly naturalistic take on a classic Restoration comedy...

· Time Out
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Date & time

Show ended
Thu 29 Mar - Sat 26 May, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


41 Earlham St, Seven Dials WC2H 9LX London, UK · Get Directions
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