The Shoemaker's Holiday

The Shoemaker's Holiday

At Swan Theatre

The Shoemaker's Holiday (1599) by Thomas Dekker remains a timeless delight. Rowland Lacy loves Rose Oatley, but it's not going to work out. An aristocrat and a middle class girl aren't supposed to marry, not least because Rowland is a very bad boy and her parents really don't approve.

When his father sends him to war to reform his ways, Rowland must take drastic action to avoid any chance of unnecessary personal injury and secretly pursue his love. Going from riches to rags, he loses himself among the craftsmen of London, in the guise of a Dutch shoemaker at the shop of the larger-than-life Simon Eyre and his wife Margery, who are decidedly on their way from rags to riches.


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Swan Theatre
CV37 7LS

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Please note that the play is in Stratford-upon-Avon, an approx. two-hour train ride from London.

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