Preview by Jack Foley
THE Ministry of Pleasure, a new play by Cambridge-based
playwright, Craig Baxter, and directed by Stuart Mullins, will
be at the Latchmere Theatre from Wednesday, June
9 to Sunday, June 27.
John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, was a leading
member of the group of 'Court wits' surrounding Charles II - a
rake, courtier, soldier and one of the wittiest and most sexually
explicit poets in England, he quickly became a legend within his
The Ministry of Pleasure combines sex and science, poetry
and politics and features a cast including Martin Delaney, Charlotte
Fields, Robert Gillespie, Amy Humphreys and Sean Patterson.
Returning to the Latchmere to direct
the production is Stuart
Mullins, artistic director of Pursued By A Bear, who had a critically
acclaimed success with All Fall Away at the venue recently.
The play is written by Craig Baxter, whose previous credits include
Again, at the Granary Theatre Cork, and Hard Sell,
at the Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh in 2003.
Craig has also written for BBC Crimewatch File Witness
of Truth and Wanted and was script consultant on BBC's Trial of
Craig is also a respected
The Ministry of Pleasure, Latchmere Theatre, 503 Battersea
Park Road, London, SW11 3BW.
From Wednesday, June 9 Sunday, June 27. Tuesday Saturday:
8pm and Sunday: 4.30pm.
Latchmere Theatre Box Office: 020 7978 7041.