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Don’t miss Jack Absolute Flies Again at the Cope Auditorium

The National Theatre Live screening of this hilarious comedy will be held on 6 October with tickets at only £10 for members of the public/staff and £5 for students.

From the writer of ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’, Richard Bean, this new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals is a hilarious wartime farce with plenty of heart, set in 1940s pastoral Britain.

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurrciane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil. Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia Languish, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart but his advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

Directed by Emily Burns, Jack Absolute Flies Again features Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

Buy your tickets online.

Subject to availability cash and card payments can be taken on the door. There is also free onsite parking.

The NT Live screenings are a collaboration between LU Arts and Flix, student-run cinema.


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 the event organisers to be aware of, please let them know via the booking form or email in advance of booking and they will do their best to accommodate them.