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NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

October 27 - October 28

October 27
October 28


Thu Oct 27 at 7 PM
Fri Oct 28 at 2 PM

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris
based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals 

‘A snortingly good, crowd-pleasing comedy’ (Daily Mail)
Daily Mail

Filmed live from the National Theatre in London.

From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy.

Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals, a hilarious wartime farce, with plenty of heart, featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin and Kelvin Fletcher.

Running Time: 3 hours

All ticket sales are final – nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Tickets are available for purchase at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime, or in advance through our online box office.