National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

New knockabout comedy updates Sheridan’s The Rivals to a second world war setting.

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'. 

"A rare blast of sunshine, 5/5 stars." - Daily Mail

"An enormously loveable show, 5/5 stars" - Sunday Times

"An absolute riot, 5/5 stars" - Daily Express

"It’s been a while since I’ve been part of an audience in hysterical laughter, roaring the roof off at certain points, and stilled by the events that occur towards the end of the play."


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