The Recruiting Officer


Written in 1706, it gives a no-holds-barred account of the methods and tactics of warfare. In its scathing satire of the lengths to which those in authority will go to obtain what they want, it finds an easy home in the 21st Century.
The Recruiting Officer at Old Red Lion Theatre

Image: Old Red Lion Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Old Red Lion Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


The Recruiting Officer is running in repertory with Indebted to Chance.


Schedule as follows:


Week one:

07/11/18 7.30pm Preview

09/11/18 7.30pm

0/11/18 7.30pm


Week two:

13/11/18 7.30pm

15/11/18 7.30pm

17/11/18 3pm

18/11/18 3pm


Week three:

21/11/187.30pm

23/11/18 7.30pm

24/11/18 7.30pm


Week four:

27/11/18 7.30pm

29/11/18 7.30pm

01/12/18 3pm


Synopsis


"All ladies and gentlemen that are willing to see the comedy called The Recruiting Officer, let them repair tonight by seven o'clock to the sign of the Old Red Lion in Islington, and they shall be kindly entertained."


Shrewsbury, 2014.


Captain Plume has returned from Syria under orders to recruit for the continued conflict.


He is not confident that the prospect of fighting for the good of Queen and country will be reward enough for the unsuspecting locals, so he has to resort to rather more underhand measures.


Whilst there, he encounters his old flame, Silvia, who has rather more to test him with than he bargained for.


Written in 1706, The Recruiting Officer gives a no-holds-barred account of the methods and tactics of warfare.


In its scathing satire of the lengths to which those in authority will go to obtain what they want, it finds an easy home in the 21st Century.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
418 St John Street
London EC1V 4NJ

Box office tel: 0844 412 4307

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 6 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 1 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Previews:
£10

Standard:

£16


Double-ticket for both Indebted to Chance & The Recruiting Officer £28 (£20 concessions)


Concessions:
£12

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Creatives


Author: George Farquhar
Director: Jenny Eastop
Production: Mercurius Theatre

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