NT Live:

Jack Absolute

Flies Again


Thu 23 Jul 2020

Doors open 6.15pm

Show starts 7.00pm

Rated TBC

Running Time



Adult £12

Concessions £10

A riotous new comedy by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris, based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals.


From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy.


Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) directs a cast including Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman in this joyous farce.

Michael Frayn Theatre 

70 London Road 



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