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Vice Versa

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  3w, 4m, 4any gender (adult)

Phil Porter

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 4m, 4any gender (adult)
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce

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Summary

By the gods, look what the goat dragged in by the knackers! Never did I see such a pitiful aggregation of sweat- soaked, grovelling jobbards!

General Braggadocio is a pompous and lecherous bully who makes life miserable for all around him. His enslaved concubine and a quick-thinking servant join forces in a bid to escape his household and teach him a lesson he will never forget. With the help of a randy old magistrate, a mischievous pet monkey and an imaginary visitor from Greece, they play upon the General’s many vices and vanities as they attempt to regain their freedom and return home.

Loosely based on Miles Glorious by Plautus, Vice Versa is a madcap, farcical, feel-good comedy from multi-award-winning playwright Phil Porter.

Read our interview with Phil Porter to learn more about the play.


  • Time Period Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"It is a genuine crowdpleaser" - The Guardian, Read more

"Welcome vulgarity... Phil Porter’s Plautus adaptation is performed with cheeky authority by the RSC" - The Financial Times, Read more

"But there are also echoes of Moliere, Feydeau and even Blackadder and Richard Bean in the supremely daft script by Phil Porter, who delivers classic farce characters in a setting that is both refreshing and resonant." - Whatsonstage, Read more

ON BREAKING CHARACTER

Playwright Interview: Phil Porter
Cathy Thomas
April 3, 2019

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