THE RIVALS
by RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN

BRIDEWELL THEATRE | 19-23 September 2017


“COME, COME, WE MUST LAY ASIDE SOME OF OUR ROMANCE - A LITTLE WEALTH AND COMFORT MAY BE ENDURED AFTER ALL”

 

Wealthy, head-strong beauty, Lydia Languish, wants to marry a poor man to offend her guardian Aunt and hopefully prompt a romantic elopement. Jack Absolute, himself a wealthy man, learns of this, and adopts the fake identity of Beverley, a poorly paid Ensign, in order to win her affections.

From this deception, many complications arise with hilarious consequences, not least because she has two other eager suitors in the shape of Bob Acres and Sir Lucius O’Trigger.

This pedigree comedy is too often staged simply as an academic opportunity to study the period. It is here to be presented as the fine situation comedy it is and it will definitely be played for laughs. That, after all, was the writer’s intention.


CAST

Sir Anthony Absolute | Anthony Green
Captain Jack Absolute | Joe Docherty
Faulkland | Peter Cabrera
Bob Acres | Ian Green
Sir Lucius O'Trigger | Rob de la Poer
Fag | Graham White

Mrs Malaprop | Venla Freeman
Lydia Languish | Katie Hooper
Julia | Carrie Pennifer
Lucy | Kate Parke
Phoebe | Henriette Schroder


CREATIVE TEAM

Director | Sylvia Finnimore
Producer | Mark Zeffertt
Assistant director | Frederica Byron
Lighting and set design | Peter Foster
Publicity | Peta Walmsley

Graphic designer | Mia King



THE RIVALS
by RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN

Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

19-23 September 2017 at 7,30pm, Saturday matinee at 3pm

Tickets: £14 (concessions £11.50) unless otherwise stated, see below for special performances.

A limited number of Premium Tickets are available for £16 (concessions £13.50). Premium Tickets guarantee you a seat in the best rows in the house. Note they are unreserved within the premium block.

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Gala Night, Friday 22 September
There will be a special gala performance on Friday 22 September, where guests receive a glass of fizz and a programme.included in the price of the ticket. Tickets £16.50 (concessions £14). Premium tickets are available for £18.50 (concessions £16). 

Concessions: Sedos members, children, senior citizens, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.


Ticket Collection

Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved.

Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.

Please note: Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. 

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Portrait of a Gentleman, by John Hoppner, traditionally identified as Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The Rivals director Sylvia Finnimore