The City Madam
Published by Nick Hern Books
Wealthy merchant Sir John Frugal takes pity on his penniless brother Luke and invites him to live under his roof with John's own haughty wife and two foolishly conceited daughters
As Luke plots to steal from his brother, and his daughters arrogantly spurn worthy suitors, John plans to teach them all a lesson
Retiring to a monastic life, he leaves his brother Luke in charge of the household, before returning in disguise to watch havoc unfold ...
This rarely produced but surprisingly timely play was revived by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of its fiftieth birthday season in 2011