London National Theatre: Jack Absolute Flies Again

London National Theatre: Jack Absolute Flies Again

Saturday, January 21, 2023

1:00 PM–3:30 PM
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In celebration of the Manton Foundation’s commitment to British art, the Clark presents performances from London’s National Theatre.

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. Emily Burns directs this new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night), a new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. The cast includes Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson, and Kelvin Fletcher. The performance was filmed in front of a live audience.
Run time: 2 hours, 30 mins

Tickets are $18 ($16 for members; $12 for children 10 and under).

Image: Kelvin Fletcher (Dudley Scunthorpe) and Laurie Davidson (Jack Absolute) in Jack Absolute Flies Again at the National Theatre. Photo by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg.