Edinburgh Fringe 2018
The Play
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He's dying to get rich . . .

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With the aid of his wily servant Mosca, rich Volpone convinces the wealthy citizens of Venice that he is on his deathbed - prompting them to shower him with gifts in the hope that they will became his sole heir. Buoyed by success, the pair persuade merchant Corvino to offer his beautiful wife to bring Volpone back to health. Meanwhile a trio of English tourists get involved in Volpone's schemes. How will it all end?

Martin Foreman's adaptation of Ben Jonson's rollicking satire maintains all the elements of Jonson's plot while updating the language and setting to the nineteenth century. Jonson's jokes that stand the test of time are retained, while others are added to keep the laughter coming. The greatest
Martin Foreman's Volpone

6.35 pm (2h 15m) 3-26 August (not 12 or 19)

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change comes in transforming two leading characters into women: Corbaccia, the old lady who disinherits her son to get Volpone's riches, and Mosca, whose quick thinking saves herself and her master from potential discovery and offers them even greater rewards.

First presented in a one-week, four-star run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, the production is being enhanced and reprised for a three-week run in the early evening in Paradise Sanctuary on George IV Bridge in the heart of the Old Town.

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Ben Jonson's Volpone adapted by Martin Foreman

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Playscript of the new adaptation
of the classic comedy, with
Mosca and Corbaccia now women

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