Tickets: Salisbury Tourist Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1EJ Phone: 01722 342860
Written by: R B Sheridan
Directed by: Derek Jones
Dates: December 1st – 5th, 2009
It is 1775. Capt Jack Absolute, wealthy heir to a baronetcy, is in love with Lydia Languish. She, however, rich in her own right and with a head full of romantic novels, wants an elopement with a man of no means.
Jack Absolute, therefore, adopts the identity of a poor Ensign called Beverley. But his father, Sir Anthony Absolute, has decided with Lydia’s Aunt, Mrs Malaprop, that Lydia would be an excellent match for his son.
Lydia also has another suitor, Bob Acres, a squire from the country is persuaded by Sir Lucius O’Trigger to challenge Jack Absolute to a duel.
Are you with me so far?
Well, it doesn’t really matter. It all ends up in a delightful comedy of manners which has remained a favourite with audiences over all that time.
|Sir Anthony Absolute||David Taylor|
|Captain Jack Absolute||James Coughlin|
|Bob Acres||Graham Paramor|
|Sir Lucius O’Trigger||Mike Rogers|
|Mrs Malaprop||Theo Ross|
|Lydia Languish||Gina Sneesby|
|Julia Melville||Victoria Gentle|
|Lucy, Lydia’s maidservant||Florence Taylor|
|Fag, servant to Capt Absolute||Bob Smith|
|David, servant to Bob Acres||Matthew Penny|
|Stage Manager||Cath Angell|