'Four Thieves' Vinegar' 42nd Theatre Company - (Technical Designer)

Barons Court Theatre, 8th - 26th January 2017

A dark comedy about the Black Death. 1665, Newgate Prison, London.

Matthias, an alchemist, has bankrupted himself trying to find a cure for the plague and has been thrown into prison for debt. There he is joined by Hannah, a garrulous widow, held for raising a riot, and young Jennet, who is sentenced to hang for theft. All three of them are busy plotting against each other in their efforts to escape when the pestilence arrives in the stone pits of Newgate. Whilst the other inmates - believing they are doomed - indulge in debauchery and drunkenness, Matthias begs his reluctant cellmates to help him to make his sure-fire remedy. Unfortunately, the missing ingredient is gold - something they have no hope of obtaining without resorting to the only currencies they do have: sex, wit and lies. Four Thieves' Vinegar explores the behaviour of ordinary people in times of disaster and examines which elements of the human spirit remain indestructable, be it three hundred and fifty years ago or today.

For this production, Will is both Lighting and Sound Designer, working closely with director Adam Bambrough. Tickets can be purchased from Barons Court Theatre by calling the box office on 020 8932 4747 or by email at londontheatre@gmail.com

More information about the show can be found on The 42nd Theatre Company's website.

Photos: © Cinzia D'Ambrosi 2017

Four Thieves’ Vinegar at Barons Court Theatre, The 42nd Theatre Company. Photo: Will Alder
‘Four Thieves’ Vinegar’ at Barons Court Theatre, Lighting Design: Will Alder, Photo: © Cinzia D’Ambrosi
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