NT: Jack Absolute Flies Again

Live from the National, this hugely funny new gem from the chap who brought you 'One Man, Two Guvnors'

Showing Times

Thu 23 Jul 19:00

Playwrite Richard Bean's latest comedy follows a hapless WWII pilot and the play launches to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors has been one of the NT's biggest hits of recent years, so it's no surprise that he's loosely adapting another historical comedy for the theatre's massive Olivier mainstage. Jack Absolute Flies Again is based on 1775 Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, which follows competing suitors who are after fashionable lady Lydia Languish's hand in marriage.  Bean and Oliver Chris's vigorous rewrite sets the action during WWII, when fighter pilot Jack woos a young heiress. Thea Sharrock directs and the cast includes Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman.

Film Information

180 mins

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