Hermione Gulliford

A zoom reading of Love in a Wood by William Wycherley

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We Provide Welfare and Education Grants to Members of the acting profession



2020 is not the first time we've been locked down.

The devastating loss through plague and fire, following a decade of Puritan lockdown, generated a cultural & literary explosion that thrilled audiences with a new style of plays. 

You are invited to hear a reading of LOVE IN A WOOD, by one of the pioneers in this genre, William Wycherley, with an all-star cast, in aid of Equity Charitable Trust supporting industry professionals through this global pandemic. Coming 7pm 31st January, 2021, kindly hosted Jermyn St Theatre at https://youtu.be/_KMk54jMPCk until 14/02/21 and then on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/506717059 until 28/02/21.

Mr Ranger : Jo Stone-Fewings

Mr Vincent (Gentlemen of the town): James Anderson

Mr Valentine: Danny Sapani

Alderman Gripe (a seemingly precise but covetous, lecherous old usurer of the City): Ian Gelder

Sir Simon Addleplot (a coxcomb, always in pursuit of women of great fortunes): Nick Le Prevost

Mr Dapperwit (a brisk, conceited, half-witted fellow of the town): Paul Chahidi

Mrs Crossbite's landlord, a waiter & servant: Christopher Chung

Christina (Valentine's mistress): Nancy Carroll

Lydia (Ranger's mistress): Lorna Brown

Lady Flippant (Gripe's sister, an affected widow in distress for a husband, declaiming against marriage): Linda Bassett

Mrs Martha (Gripe's daughter): Ellie Fanyinka

Mrs Joiner (a matchmaker or precise city bawd): Debbie Chazen

Mrs Crossbite (an old cheating jill & bawd to her daughter): Hermione Gulliford

Miss Lucy (Mrs Crossbite's daughter): Shaofan Wilson

Isabel (Christina's woman): May Walker

Leonore (Lydia's maid): Jules Melvin

Stage Manager: Lou Ballard

Editor: Daniel Morley-Fletcher

Director: Hermione Gulliford

About the charity

Since 1989, the Equity Charitable Trust has provided myriad industry professionals with Education grants to retrain and re-qualify for those wanting to leave the profession or develop a second income stream. We also offer one-off Welfare grants to those who are experiencing an unforeseen health or professional setback. With our years of experience and collaboration with a strong network of fellow theatrical charities, we are here to show you the way forward when you think you’ve reached a dead end.

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