NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

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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.

4 Stars

"Uproarious mix of filth, derring-do and romance"

Evening Standard

4 Stars

"The giddiest night of theatre you’ll have"

Independent

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what to expect

With state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, National Theatre Live brings you each performance as it happens, in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage.

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