Trick to Catch the Old One, by Thomas Middleton, at The Rose

Come and have some fun at the latest production for my company Mercurius (, a little known Thomas Middleton City Comedy to be performed at The Rose Playhouse around the foundations of the oldest theatre in Bankside. The Rose was built in 1587 and was home to Philip Henslow’s company, worth a visit in its own right

Written by Thomas Middleton
Directed by Jenny Eastop
Presented by Mercurius

6th to 24th May 2014

All Performances at 7.30 pm - Sundays 3.00 pm (No Performance Sunday 11th ) No Monday performances

When young Witgood’s greedy uncle tricks him out of his inheritance he determines to get his own back by passing off his courtesan as a wealthy widow. But news of this wealthy widow’s arrival sends everyone scrambling to grab the willing courtesan and Witgood’s plot threatening to spin out of control.

Who the devil (or Old One) is amongst all these schemes and counter schemes is anyone’s guess…….

The Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. There are also no toilets so please use Shakespeare’s Globe just a few hundred metres away.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the production starts to pay for or collect your tickets.

Booking Information
Tickets Full £12 / Cons £10 (Friends of The Rose, OAP, Student or Equity – on presentation of ID) £9 Southwark Residence With Proof of Address
Book Office 020 7261 9565

Matthew Lyons interviewed director Jenny Eastop about the play, you can read his interview here.