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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. Running time: approx. 2hrs including an interval.

Cast/Performers

Gemma Jones (Mrs Malaprop), Nick Le Prevost (Sir Anthony Absolute), Ian Batchelor (Captain Jack Absolut), Adam Jackson-Smith (Faulkland), Justin Edwards (Bob Acres), Adrian McLoughlin (Sir Lucius O'Trigger/Thomas), Carl Prekopp (Fag/David), Jenny Rainsford (Lydia Languish), Justine Mitchell (Julia Melvill), Hannah Stokely (Lucy)

Creatives/Company

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Director(s): Selina Cadell, Theo Scholefield (assistant)
Design: Emma Bailey
Costume: Ros Ebbutt
Lighting: Tom Boucher
Stage Manager: Rachel Reeve
Musical Director: Eliza Thompson
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The Rivals

The Rivals (Play) production archive for QTIX code T02011319412. Details of all The Rivals archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4775

Archive Listings

15 Oct 14
to
15 Nov 14
Arcola
Inner London
Greater London

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