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The Rivals


Wealthy, head-strong beauty, Lydia, wants to marry a poor man to offend her guardian Aunt and prompt a romantic elopement. Jack, himself a wealthy man, learns of this, and adopts the fake identity of Beverley in order to win her affections.
The Rivals at Bridewell

Image: Bridewell


Overview


Genre: Comedy

Director:
Sylvia Finnimore

Author:
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Production:
Sedos

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
Not available

Synopsis


“Come, Come, We Must Lay Aside Some Of Our Romance - A Little Wealth And Comfort May Be Endured After All”.


Wealthy, head-strong beauty, Lydia Languish, wants to marry a poor man to offend her guardian Aunt and hopefully prompt a romantic elopement.


Jack Absolute, himself a wealthy man, learns of this, and adopts the fake identity of Beverley, a poorly paid Ensign, in order to win her affections.


From this deception, many complications arise with hilarious consequences, not least because she has two other eager suitors in the shape of Bob Acres and Sir Lucius O’Trigger.


This pedigree comedy is too often staged simply as an academic opportunity to study the period.


It is here to be presented as the fine situation comedy it is and it will definitely be played for laughs.


That, after all, was the writer’s intention.


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Bride Lane
Fleet Street
London EC4Y 8EQ

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 19 September 2017

Closes:Saturday 23 September 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

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Director: Sylvia Finnimore

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