T O M J O N E S
based on the novel by Henry Fielding
Adapted by Ross Ericson
Directed by Edward Kingham
Cast: Ben Bellamy, Simon Greeves, Stephanie Hampton (May dates),
Edward Kingham, Sarah Kelly, Kate Mounce, Clare Wallis (June dates),
and Ross Ericson.
All the girls love a bastard.
Mr Henry Fielding and Company most respectfully announce to the Ladies and Gentlemen of Kentish Town their intention of staging Mr Fielding's novel, 'A History Of Tom Jones, a foundling' (Cunningly adapted for the Theatre by Mr Ericson) at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre.
The story follows the adventures of a young man of illegitimate birth through a tale of love, deception and mistaken identity; a feast of human nature, served up in the plain and simple manner of the West Country, but hashed and ragoud with all the high French and Italian seasoning of sex and vice. Will he gain his darling Sophia's hand? Will he escape the hangman's noose? Will he ever learn to keep it in his trousers?
All are welcome for their money. Whores, Mollys and Actresses only admitted if accompanied by a Gentleman.
The Public Reviews –
“the quality of the adaptation and the wit of the cast ensure that … it makes for a thoroughly entertaining evening”… “Exactly as promised, a delicious and varied meal is enjoyed by all … I am sorry to see the cast go, wishing I could follow them to their dressing room where I am sure the fun will continue.”
The Stage –
“Packed full of saucy wenches, indulged aristocrats and pompous hypocrites, Tom Jones is a highly entertaining romp played out with just the right amount of bawdy humour”… “jolly, cheeky, deliciously smutty and a very good giggle.”
The Lion & Unicorn,
42-44 Gaisford Street, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2ED
24 May - 13 June 2011
Time Out –
“the charms of this 'Tom Jones' are hard to resist.”