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Jack Absolute Flies Again

Author(s): Richard Bean and Oliver Chris, based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals

Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek), Laurie Davidson (Cats), Natalie Simpson (Three Sisters) and Kelvin Fletcher (Emmerdale).

July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish.

Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

Emily Burns (The Comeback) directs this new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals.


National Theatre, London