Sir Peter Teazle has taken himself a young country wife which has caught the attention of society scandalmongers – the vengeful Lady Sneerwell, the two-faced Mrs Candour, the amorous Sir Benjamin Backbite and his malicious Uncle Crabtree. When it is suspected that Lady Teazle may have taken a lover, the joyful malice goes into overdrive. Affairs, indiscretions and intrigue ensue as these dealers in falsehood deliver human pain and accidental happiness in abundance.
Sheridan’s brilliant satire shatters the thin veneer of decorum and respectability of the upper classes. Delight in their outrageous behaviour and comic intrigues, brought masterfully to life by Northern Broadsides’ first adventure into Restoration Drama.
“We can all learn from this School…… Gossip and parping trombones: a good combination.” The Daily Mail