The Rivals archiveRestoration comedy about social morals and hypocrisy. Mrs Malaprop, the infamous Queen of the Dictionary, is horrified. Her niece, the rich and beautiful Lydia Languish, is in love and wants to marry the penniless Ensign Beverley. Outraged, Mrs Malaprop demands that Lydia marry the eligible and dashing Captain Absolute who has arrived in Bath to court her. Little do they both know that the Ensign and the Captain are one and the same man...What follows is a delightful tangle of romance, fury and deception, making The Rivals one of the funniest and best loved comedies in the English language.


Christine Absalom, Hywel Simons, Sara Tansey, Jonathan Keeble, Ben Crocker, Dan Mullane, Nicola Ratcliffe, Elizabeth O'Brien, Chris Tune


Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Company: Northcott Theatre Company
Director: Dominic Hill
Design: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting: Mark Doubleday
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The Rivals

The Rivals (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0168587973. Details of all The Rivals archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4775

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