NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again


NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

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Thursday 6th October

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Jack Absolute Flies Again

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris

based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals


A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). 


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.


‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Running Time: 180 minutes

  • Certificate: 15

  • Language: English

'An enormously loveable show' Sunday Times

'A snortingly good, crowd-pleasing comedy'
Daily Mail

'The perfect comedy' Daily Express

'Uproarious mix of filth, derring-do and romance'
Evening Standard