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Jack Absolute Flies Again

We will be showing Jack Absolute Flies Again live from the Olivier Theatre on Thursday 23rd July at 7.00pm.

A riotous new comedy.  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.

Written by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals

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

Cast and Creatives 


Jack Absolute: Laurie Davidson

Lydia Languish: Natalie Simpson

Mrs Malaprop: Caroline Quentin

Dudley Scunthorpe: Richard Fleeshman


James Corrigan

Jordan Metcalfe

Helena Wilson


Author: Richard Bean

Author: Oliver Chris

Original Play:Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Director: Thea Sharrock

Set and Costume Designer: Mark Thompson

Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet

Music: Adrian Johnston

Sound Designer: Paul Arditti

Video Designer: Jeff Sugg

Choreographer: Lizzi Gee


Thu. 23 Jul, 2020


19:00 - 22:00


  • Availability: Free to members, £4 for guests