George Farquhar’s glorious Restoration comedy follows Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer the charming ‘beaux’ as they arrive in provincial Lichfield after blowing their fortunes in giddy London. Their 'stratagem' is to marry for money. Lodged at the local inn, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer, and a strange priest. But their greatest obstacle is love. When the beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.