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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.


Maggie Steed (Mrs Malaprop), Desmond Barrit (Sir Anthony Absolute), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Lydia Languish), Rhys Rusbatch (Jack Absolute), Lee Mengo (Bob Acres), Keith Dunphy (Sir Lucius O'Trigger), Jessica Hardwick (Julia), Henry Everett, Shaun Miller, Lily Donovan


Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Producer(s): Bristoll Old Vic, Liverpoor Everyman and Playhouse, Citizens Theatre
Director: Dominic Hill
Design: Dominic Hill
Lighting: Howard Hudson
Music: Dan Jones

The Rivals

The Rivals (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1747953625. Details of all The Rivals archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4775

Archive Listings

2 Nov 16
19 Nov 16
Citizens Theatre
5 Oct 16
29 Oct 16
Everyman & Playhouse
9 Sep 16
2 Oct 16
Bristol Old Vic
City of Bristol

UKTW News/Reviews

The Rivals review
16Sep16: A rethink on Sheridan's The Rivals.
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