National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

RUN TIME

180 mins

CERTIFICATE

12A

Thursday 6 October: 1900

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night), based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals.

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 play, 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