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 spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals.
It’s filled with charm and wit, easy to watch and easy to enjoy
Uproarious mix of filth, derring-do and romance
The company have an infectious joie-de-vivre
Fluffy as a cloud but hugely entertaining
The National has a comic hit on its hands
A vivid comic gem
Funny, fast-paced farce
Emily Burns’s production has well-resourced assurance
A very funny play
Entertaining but relentlessly frothy
Proper good old-fashioned comedy
Wartime comedy of manners fails to take off
A flashy production
Date & time
BSL Performance: Thu 28 Jul, 7.30pm
Sensory Adapted: Tue 2 Aug, 7.30pm
Audio-described: Fri 5 Aug, 7.30pm & Sat 20 Aug, 2pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.30pm
Captioned: Sat 6 Aug, 7.30pm & Thu 11 Aug, 7.30pm