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Based on actual events which occurred in Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer of 1613, Shakespeare’s eldest daughter Susanna was publicly accused of having a sexual liaison with Rafe Smith, a married family friend. Despite a recanting by her accuser, Susanna sues him for slander in the court of Worcester Cathedral.
Faced with political divisions within the church, the hearing in the bishop’s court becomes a risky gamble as three people’s private lives are held up to the glare of intense public scrutiny in this emotional thriller whose outcome is anything but certain.
Originally produced to great acclaim by the RSC, The Herbal Bed was a huge hit in the West End and on Broadway, with an Olivier Award nomination and writer Peter Whelan winning Playwright of the Year.