“Four Thieves Vinegar”, by Christine Foster. Booked as part of Brighton Fringe for four dates at the Rialto Theatre, and will additionally be performed once or twice outside the Fringe in The Barn in Rottingdean.
“Four Thieves Vinegar” is a black comedy about the black death. Set in the dingy depths of Newgate Prison, 1665; the height of the plague. The play finds its four characters – three prisoners and their jailer – in one of the few places currently untouched by the disease rampaging throughout the land. One prisoner, an alchemist, believes he has found a cure for the plague and implores his fellow inmates to help him make it. But to do that they’ll need gold, and to get that they’ll need to make good use of the only resources at their disposal: sex, wit and lies.
The play is between 80 and 90 minutes long, and will be performed without an interval.
Payment is £50 per performance for five or six performances – either £250 or £300 in total.
£5 per rehearsal day in travel expenses.