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Jack Absolute Flies Again

Production Company: National Theatre Live
Venue: The Corn Hall

By Richard Bean & Oliver Chris

Based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals 

A rollicking new comedy from the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors set in 1940s British summertime.

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 directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

★★★★★ ‘An enormously loveable show’ (Sunday Times)

Running time 180 mins incl interval - TBC

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★★★★★ A snortingly good, crowd-pleasing comedy. ... A rare blast of sunshine.
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