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The Rivals

21st April 2018

Venue The Watermill Theatre
Prices £16.50
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21st April 2018 13:30

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21st April 2018 12:00

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By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Adapted by Beth Flintoff

Bath 1775.

Lydia Languish is passionately in love with a dashing but penniless soldier with whom she plans to elope.

Mrs Malaprop, her guardian, commands she ‘illiterate him’ from her memory and marry the rich and handsome son of a friend who is ‘the very pineapple of politeness’.

Little do they realise that both poor Beverley and the wealthy Captain Absolute are one and the same young man. Cue confusion, romance, misunderstanding and a twilight duel.

Taking place over one hilarious day, this classic comedy of desire, intrigue and romantic delusion, bursts onto The Watermill stage. An energetic ensemble perform a fresh, funny and fast-moving new version directed by Jonathan Humphreys whose previous credits include The Mighty Walzer (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Romeo and Juliet (Sheffield Crucible).

Heritage Financial Advisers are Principal Sponsor of The Rivals.