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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.

Author George Farquhar.

Archive listings for The Recruiting Officer

Work type: Play.


Producer Mercurius Theatre. Director Jenny Eastop.
7 Nov 18 to 1 Dec 18Old Red Lion, Inner London :: V216
listing details L0495548483


Producer Salisbury Playhouse. Corporate Sponsor Frank Brenan. Corporate Sponsor Elizabeth Brenan. Director Gareth Machin. Design Tom Rogers. Music Kate Edgar. Lighting Richard Howell. Performer Babou Ceesay. Performer David Charles. Performer Jennifer Kirby. Performer Samuel Martin. Performer Michael Mears. Performer David Partridge. Performer Gemma Soul. Performer Samantha Sutherland. Performer Jem Wall. Performer Emma Williams.
31 Oct 13 to 23 Nov 13Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
listing details L185298402


Staged ReadingDirector Max Stafford-Clark.
27 Feb 13The Other Palace, Inner London :: V806511856
listing details L1262779031


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.
9 Feb 12 to 14 Apr 12Donmar Warehouse, West End :: V389
listing details L779191807


Company University of Oxford Students.
4 Mar 09 to 7 Mar 09The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L1998226112


Company Newbury Dramatic Society. Director Ann Davidson. Lighting Simon Pike.
28 Oct 08 to 1 Nov 08The Watermill Theatre, Newbury :: V733
listing details L1242020319


Producer Questors. Director Anne Neville.
12 Mar 04 to 20 Mar 04Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
listing details L01791559038


Producer Lichfield Garrick (in association with Moving Theatre). Director Annie Castledine. Director Corin Redgrave. Design Liz Cooke. Performer Corin Redgrave.
10 Sep 03 to 27 Sep 03Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield :: V118
listing details L698927088


Company Mercury Theatre Company. Director Gregory Floy. Design David Thomas. Performer Tim Treslove. Performer Roger Delves-Broughton.
4 Oct 01 to 27 Oct 01Mercury Theatre, Colchester :: V37
listing details L114927482


Company Charlbury Amateur Dramatic Society.
14 Jun 01 to 16 Jun 01General, General :: V1281
listing details L800176099


Company Stantonbury Campus Theatre Company. Director Jeremy Cooper. Design Ale Eales.
16 Nov 00 to 25 Nov 00Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
listing details L2123407281


Director James Kerr. Design Tanya McCallin. Lighting Tom Mannings. Sound Tom Lishman. Director John Waller (fight). Director Jonathan Waller (fight). Performer Alec Newman (Plume). Performer Andrew Lancel (Worthy). Performer Debra Gillett (Silvia). Performer Caroline Catz (Melinda). Performer Nicholas Le Prevost (Brazen). Performer Tom Georgeson (Justice Balance). Performer Steven Speirs (Bullock). Performer Katharine Burford (Lucy). Performer Nicolas Tennant (Kite). Performer Natalie Walter (Rose). Performer Russell Tovey. Performer Lorna Bennett. Performer Kevin Bishop. Performer Paul Cawley. Performer Robert Wallace.
10 May 00 to 15 Jul 00Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester :: V719
listing details L88654458

Other listings

13 Jul 98 to 18 Jul 98Chesil Theatre, Winchester :: V784
listing details L01691211703
18 Nov 96 to 23 Nov 96Dolman Theatre, Newport :: V843
listing details L1594596650

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