National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again
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.
Cast: James Corrigan, Laurie Davidson, Kelvin Fletcher, Peter Forbes, Kerry Howard, Jordan Metcalfe, Caroline Quentin, Akshay Sharan, Natalie Simpson, Tim Steed, Helena Wilson
Crew: Oliver Chris (Writer), Paul Englishby (Music), Paul Arditti (Sound Designer), Richard Bean (Writer), Tim Lutkin (Lighting Design)
Runtime: 150 minutes