Set in the 18th Century Joseph Andrews is a play based on Henry Fielding’s novel. Employed as a servant in the household of Sir Thomas Booby the pure-hearted Joseph is in love with Fanny Goodwill, one of the housemaids.
Yet he’s plagued by the unwanted attentions of the copiously endowed former actress Lady Booby, who becomes even more aggressive after the death of her husband. When Joseph rejects the advances of his employer, he is beaten by her minions and left for dead before being rescued by a passing coach.
He finally reunites with his friend Parson Adams who has just saved Fanny from rape. As the farcical plot accelerates, the trio get involved in many scrapes. Meanwhile, Lady Booby, scheming to ensure that the marriage of the young couple never occurs, has Fanny framed and arrested for robbery.
|Mrs Wilson||Heather Ashby|
|Lady Booby||Denise Hill|
|Parson Adams||Andy Monaghan-Smith|
|Mrs Slipslop||Diana Phillips|
|Fanny Goodwill||Charlotte Nesden-Violett|
|Joseph Andrews||Oliver Hale|
|Mrs Andrews||Meg Henkus|
|Robbers||Paul and Lynda Anning|
|Mrs Tow-Wouse||Jenny Trace|
|Mr Didapper||Roger Mathewson|
|Mrs Trulliber||Pat Daine|
|Justice Frollick||Malcolme Littler|
|Directed by||Ian Guy|