National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

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Laurie Davidson and Natalie Simpson stand together in air uniform with a blue sky and clouds behind them.

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A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

National Theatre Live

Jack Absolute Flies Again

By Richard Bean and Oliver Chris

Based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals

Certificate: TBC

Running time: 180 mins (TBC)

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.

‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors.

Free car parking available on site.

Subject to availability, cash and card payments can be taken on the door.

Our NT Live screenings are a collaboration between LU Arts and Flix, student-run cinema. Flix run the screenings on the night on our behalf.

Accessibility

The Cope Auditorium has step free access and there is an accessible toilet in the main foyer. The auditorium has wheelchair user spaces in the flat floor seating area and is fitted with an induction (hearing) loop. Wheelchair users may bring a carer with them at no extra cost – please select a wheelchair ticket and then let us know via the booking form if you are bringing a carer with you, there is no need to book an additional ticket for them.

If you have any access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please let us know via the booking form or email luarts@lboro.ac.uk in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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Tickets for our NT Live screenings are non-refundable unless the screening is postponed or cancelled.

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