“Fancy Free” (1911) by Stanley Houghton


Described after its premiere by the “Manchester Guardian” as being “a rather cold , dry, impersonal representation of two men and two women morally not far removed from a state of canine promiscuity”, this one act farce was to do very well as a Music Hall sketch.

The setting is the foyer of a rather plush hotel where two married people (though not to each other) have come for a romantic weekend.

The play shows the lighter side of Houghton’s muse.


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