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Jack Absolute Flies Again


Filmed in front of a live audience at the Olivier Theatre.

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris.

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 spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.


You can watch the National Theatre’s “public service broadcast” here

Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.

For booking information please go here





Thu. 06 Oct, 2022


19:00 - 21:45


  • Availability: Tickets on general sale