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The Recruiting Officer archive'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.


Alec Newman (Plume), Andrew Lancel (Worthy), Debra Gillett (Silvia), Caroline Catz (Melinda), Nicholas Le Prevost (Brazen), Tom Georgeson (Justice Balance), Steven Speirs (Bullock), Katharine Burford (Lucy), Nicolas Tennant (Kite), Natalie Walter (Rose), Russell Tovey, Lorna Bennett, Kevin Bishop, Paul Cawley, Robert Wallace


Author: George Farquhar
Director(s): James Kerr, John Waller (fight), Jonathan Waller (fight)
Design: Tanya McCallin
Lighting: Tom Mannings
Sound: Tom Lishman

The Recruiting Officer

The Recruiting Officer (Play) production archive for QTIX code T151243635. Details of all The Recruiting Officer archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4733

Archive Listings

10 May 00
15 Jul 00
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester, West Sussex
Performance Details => Venue archive


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