Sat, 09 Jul|
OPEN AIR THEATRE AT SWINHAY HOUSE – THE RECRUITING OFFICER
Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to present “The Recruiting Officer”, a bawdy Restoration comedy by Irish playwright George Farquhar.
Time & Location
09 Jul 2022, 19:30
Swinhay House, Swinhay, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7PQ, UK
What a Carry on!
Set in the stunning surroundings of Swinhay House (GL12 7PQ) and following the success of last summer’s “She Stoops to Conquer”, Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to continue their celebration of Restoration Comedies for the summer 2022 season by presenting “The Recruiting Officer”, a bawdy Restoration comedy by Irish playwright George Farquhar. The story follows the mischief of crooked army recruiting officers, Captain Plume and Sergeant Kite, as they head to the county town of Shrewsbury to persuade men to take the Queen’s Shilling by any means, legal or otherwise! Plume has set his cap at the richest heiress in town, the vivacious Sylvia, and their bumpy path to true love is mirrored by their closest friends, nervy, melancholy Worthy, and haughty, comically self-important Melinda. Help and hindrance come in equal measure from Captain Brazen, the foppiest of Fops. Be prepared for saucy shenanigans in a hilarious romp awash with deceit, passion, swordfights, and surprises galore!
Sign up! Join the dashing Captain Plume and the devious Sergeant Kite on a rollercoaster ride in period costume for all the family.
Please bring your own picnic and (low-backed) seating or blankets.
Grounds open 6pm for picnics, play starts at 7.30pm
£18 / £15 / £8 advance ticket price
(£20 / £18 / £10 on the door)
Swinhay standard£18.00+£0.45 service fee
Swinhay concession£15.00+£0.38 service fee
Swinhay child£8.00+£0.20 service fee