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.
‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’
Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors
Following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all scheduled performances of Jack Absolute Flies Again up to and including Tuesday 30 June have been cancelled.
Due to the high volume of performances involved, it may take a short while before we can contact all ticket-holders for cancelled performances directly about their booking.
We recognise that this is a difficult time for many, and thank you for your patience.
If you have not heard from us by Tuesday 14 April, please contact a member of the Box Office team about your booking.
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, and a cast including Caroline Quentin, James Fleet and Richard Fleeshman.
Production supported by: Juliet de Baubigny
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
Battle of Britain: Spitfires, Loves and Lives Lost Mon 15 June, 6pm, £9/£6
Making the Show: Jack Absolute Tue 16 June, 2pm, £35/£20/£7.5
Mrs Malaprop Goes to War Thu 18 June, 6pm, £9/£6