VenueDonmar Warehouse
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From9th February 2012
Opened14th February 2012
To14th April 2012
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Thu, Sat Mats 14:30.. Feb12 14 at 19:00
PricesFrom £10.00. To £35.50.
What is currently on at Donmar Warehouse (V389)

The Recruiting Officer

The Recruiting OfficerT0317216812
'Unless we could make ourselves some pleasure amidst the pain, no mortal man would be able to bear it.' It's with the promise of money, glory and adventure that Captain Plume is recruiting the men of Shrewsbury for the King's army. He's also determined to make a conquest of Sylvia, but as she's now an heiress she can afford to put him to the test. All the while, the scheming Melinda is toying with the affections of Captain Brazen and the gentleman Mr Worthy. From military manoeuvring to sexual strategies, Farquhar's triumphant The Recruiting Officer, written in 1706, is an unashamed celebration of love, lustiness and victory in battle and in the bedroom.
Author George Farquhar

Archive :: production:T0317216812, play:S4733, venue:V389

Production details

Special Performances

  • 2 Apr 12 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 19 May 12 Audio Described


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Producer Donmar Warehouse
Director Josie Rourke
Design Lucy Osborne
Lighting James Farncombe
Sound Emma Laxton
Music Michael Bruce
Performer Nancy Carroll (Silvia)
Performer Mackenzie Crook (Sergeant Kite)
Performer Mark Gatiss (Captain Brazen)
Performer Gawn Grainger (Mr Balance)
Performer Tobias Menzies (Captain Plume)
Performer Rachael Stirling (Melinda)
Performer Nicholas Burns
Performer Kathryn Drysdale
Performer Aimee-Ffion Edwards
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