Filumena by Wargrave Theatre Workshop

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23-10-2019 20:00 - 26-10-2019 22:00
Repeat every day until 26-10-2019
Woodclyffe Hall, High Street, Wargrave RG10 8BY
Address: Woodclyffe Hall, High Street, Wargrave RG10 8BY


Wed 23 to Sat 26 October 2019

8pm - 10pm

The Woodclyffe Hall, Station Road, Wargrave RG10 8BY

£12 (concessions £10)

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Set in Italy in 1946, the play is centred on Filumena Marturano, a former prostitute who has been the mistress of Don Domenico Soriano for nearly thirty years. When she learns that she is going to be ‘thrown over’ for a much younger woman she pretends to be dying. The priest is sent for and Don Domenico is inveigled into a death-bed marriage. No sooner has the priest married them than Filumena makes a miraculous recovery, with the words, ‘Happy Wedding Day, darling’.

As he reels in shock and anger, Don Domenico vows to make the marriage null and void. He then learns that this brilliant, strong-willed woman has a few more surprises for him. She reveals that she has three sons that she has supported by stealing from him – and that one of them is his, but she will not say which one. He then tries desperately to discover his true son.