Jack Absolute Flies Again
Love is in the air.
July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his intrepid young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell (formerly Malaprop Hall).
Back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. Setting his sights on winning her heart, Jack’s advances turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own terms.
Laurie Davidson and Natalie Simpson will play pilot Jack and his old flame Lydia, with Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman.
Staged to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Thea Sharrock (After The Dance) directs a riotous new comedy based on Sheridan’s The Rivals, co-written by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris.
Talks and Events
Designing Jack Absolute Wed 6 May, 6pm, £9/£6
Writers Richard Bean and Oliver Chris Fri 8 May, 6pm, £9/£6
Playwriting at the NT with Richard Bean Sat 16 May, 10.30am – 1pm, £40/£25
Hurricane (film screening) Mon 18 May, 5.30pm, £6/£4
Making the Show: Jack Absolute Tue 16 June, 2pm, £35/£20/£7.5
Mrs Malaprop Goes to War Thu 18 June, 6pm, £9/£6