The Constant Wife

Sinodun Players present the first play of their 2022 season, The Constant Wife written by W. Somerset Maugham

Director: Chris Harris

Tue 29 Mar 7:45pm      Book Now
Wed 30 Mar 7:45pm      Book Now
Thurs 31 Mar 7:45pm      Book Now
Fri 1 Apr 7:45pm      Book Now
Sat 2 Apr 2:30pm      Book Now
Sat 2 Apr 7:45pm      Book Now

Opening Night all tickets £9
All other performances all tickets £12

A Fizzing Comedy Exploring Sexual Independence

Constance is the calm, intelligent and self-possessed wife of John Middleton, a successful London surgeon. Friends and family are desperate to tell her of her husband’s infidelity – with her own best friend, Marie-Louise. They expect the typical response of the ‘wronged wife’…. But Constance is anything but typical. She is complex, clever and increasingly liberated; a character whose creator was a master both of language and the play of ideas. Her journey will lead her to discover the very core of love, infidelity and equality.

Set in the late 1920’s at the height of Art Deco culture and the flourishing progress of feminism, Maugham’s frank and fizzing comedy sparkles with Coward-like wit and crackles with arguments about marriage and infidelity; are the sexes programmed at birth– or not? Is sauce for the goose really sauce for the gander?

One of Maugham’s most captivating creations, the play is as fresh and relevant today as it was in 1926. It holds up a mirror to the audience: how much have our social attitudes really changed, nearly 100 years on, from those of the late 1920’s?

This amateur production of “The Constant Wife” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

The Constant Wife