Bringing digital cinema and theatre to the heart of the Peak District

National Theatre Encore

Jack Absolute Flies Again


Concluding our series of encore screenings from the archives of National Theatre Live.

Filmed in front of a live audience at the Olivier Theatre in 2022.

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) 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.

For booking information please go here


Original reviews from 2022…

‘An enormously loveable show’, Sunday Times
‘A snortingly good, crowd-pleasing comedy’, Daily Mail
‘Uproarious mix of filth, derring-do and romance’, Evening Standard
‘The perfect comedy’, Daily Express





Thu. 07 Dec, 2023


19:00 - 21:45


  • Availability: Tickets on general sale