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2:31pm on Saturday, 12th November, 2016:



These are the characters in the six-act comedy London Assurance ny Dion Boucicault, first produced 4th March, 1841 in the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden.

Sir Harcourt Courtly, cultured 57-year-old fop
Charles Courtly, his dissolute son
Dazzle, Charles' equally dissolute companion
Max Harkaway, country squire
Grace Harkaway, Max's 18-year-old niece, betrothed to Sir Harcourt
Lady Gay Spanker, horse-riding virago
Mr. Adolphus "Dolly" Spanker, her ineffectual husband
Mark Meddle, lawyer
Pert, Grace's maid
Cool, Charles' valet
James (Simpson)
Martin, servant to the Courtlys
Solomon Isaacs, moneylender, in pursuit of Charles

Gone are the days when careers advisors merely had to look at your name to determine what position best suited you.

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