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Jack Absolute Flies Again

NT Encore

Emily Burns | 2022 | 180 MINS
UK
Performance

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

★★★★★ Express

In Detail

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.

Inspired by Sheridan’s 1775 play 'The Rivals,' Richard Bean (‘One Man, Two Guvnors’) and co-writer Oliver Chris set the cross-class romantic entanglements in a country house in 1941. This adds a note of imminent peril echoing movies such as 'The Battle Of Britain' and 'The Dawn Patrol.' But the accent is on humour and there are more puns than Huns in this exuberant adaptation.

Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining play, featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher. 

171m inc Interval

Tickets £18.50