One of the most popular plays of the 1700s by Susannah Centlivre is currently running at the Southwark Playhouse until 6 October. Book tickets here.
The Busy Body was written in 1709 and performed over 450 times before 1800. The character of Marplot was one of the most celebrated comic creations of the Restoration stage and was first performed by David Garrick, who counted it among his favourite roles.
It’s great to have an opportunity to see this play in London. Read more about Centlivre and some of her contemporaries in my The Behn Legacy Section.