London, 1948
The war has ended and London is slowly trying to return to normal. Rationing is still in full swing and rebuilding after the Blitz has yet to start in earnest. There is a sense of hope in the city but life is hard for many.

In such situations there will always be those looking for a way to get ahead… and also those willing to exploit them. Three enterprising women have set up a thriving business in an empty house, offering to predict the future, guarantee success in life and love, and, for the most favoured clients, create the legendary philosopher’s stone. 

Can they stay one step ahead of the law in Ben Jonson's bonkers comedy, or will it all end in disaster..?

All this peril, plus naive priests, lovelorn bank clerks, greedy plutocrats - and a lot of quick changes!

Tickets are now on sale. Check HERE for details.

There are a few pics from our first dress rehearsal HERE.

If you're thinking of joining the STC, there is some info about our plans beyond The Alchemist  HERE.


Disabled Access. Please do note the Theatre is part of Abingdon's medieval Abbey Buildings - a scheduled ancient monument. There are lots of steps and awkward changes of level throughout the building. There is, effectively, no wheelchair access and the buildings do pose major challenges for anyone with mobility issues.