The Rivals

Wed 5 Oct to Sat 29 Oct 2016

PLAYHOUSE

£28 - £9.50*

Cast

Desmond Barrit  - Sir Anthony Absolute

Desmond Barrit

Sir Anthony Absolute

Nicholas Bishop - Faulkland

Nicholas Bishop

Faulkland

Lucy Briggs-Owen - Lydia Languish

Lucy Briggs-Owen

Lydia Languish

Lily Donovan  - Lucy

Lily Donovan

Lucy

Keith Dunphy - Sir Lucius O’Trigger

Keith Dunphy

Sir Lucius O’Trigger

Henry Everett - David

Henry Everett

David

Jessica Hardwick - Julia Melville

Jessica Hardwick

Julia Melville

Julie Legrand - Mrs Malaprop

Julie Legrand

Mrs Malaprop

Lee Mengo  - Bob Acres

Lee Mengo

Bob Acres

Shaun Miller - Fag

Shaun Miller

Fag

Rhys Rusbatch - Captain Jack Absolute

Rhys Rusbatch

Captain Jack Absolute

Company

Richard Brinsley Sheridan Writer

Dominic Hill Director

Tom Rogers Designer

Howard Hudson Lighting Designer

Dan Jones Composer

Jennie Falconer Costume Supervisor

Ed Madden Assistant Director

Reviews

The Rivals

"Frenetic and none too subtle"

The Rivals

★★★★★
"As uproariously funny today as it was in 1775"

The Rivals

★★★★★
"A marvellous comedy, full of laughs and love"

The Rivals

"A colourful, rollicking staging"

The Rivals

★★★★
"Sheridan’s witty writing stands the test of time"

The Rivals

★★★★
"Leading comic performances that will remain long in the memory"

The Rivals

"Engaging revival of Sheridan’s comedy of manners"

The Rivals

"Definitely a must see."

The Rivals

★★★★
"Fun in spades: it rollicks along, with its tongue always fully in cheek"

The Rivals :: Rehearsal Diary

"We want the production to reflect something of the swaggering, rough, exuberant, sexy feel of the world in which the play is set"

Ed Madden, Assistant Director

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