The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Showing Sat 30 July - Fri 4 November Previews Fri 29 July, 8.00pm

The Rivals

This production ended on 04/11/2016

Synopsis

In the heady heat of summer on the fashionable streets of Georgian Bath, rich heiress Lydia Languish has three lovers fighting for her hand. But Lydia – a greedy devourer of romantic novels – has set her heart on eloping with a penniless infantry officer, Ensign Beverley, the choice of whom her formidable aunt Mrs Malaprop (a notorious murderer of the dictionary) deeply disapproves. What Lydia doesn’t know is that Beverley is not all he seems...

In this whirlwind of romance, deception and intrigue, it’s no wonder the would-be suitors end up coming to blows. A stylish and witty revival celebrating Sheridan’s classic masterpiece.

Running time: 3hr (inc. 20 min interval)

Audio-described performance: Wed 7 September, 2.00pm
Captioned performance: Tue 18 October, 8.00pm
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Prices £34.50 - £10

Meet the Cast

  • Captain Jack Absolute
    Kieran Buckeridge
    Kieran Buckeridge
  • Lydia Languish
    Laura Darrall
    Laura Darrall
  • Fag
    Oliver Mott
    Oliver Mott
  • Bob Acres
    Alex Phelps
    Alex Phelps
  • Lucy
    Heather Phoenix
    Heather Phoenix
  • Faulkland
    Thomas Richardson
    Thomas Richardson
  • Sir Anthony Absolute
    Peter Rylands
    Peter Rylands
  • Julia Melville
    Joanna Simpkins
    Joanna Simpkins
  • Mrs Malaprop
    Maggie Tagney
    Maggie Tagney
  • Sir Lucius O'Trigger
    Robert Vernon
    Robert Vernon

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