NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again
Live from The National Theatre, London
Director: Thea Sharrock
Stars: Caroline Quentin, Richard Fleeshman
Thu 23 Jul 7pm Book Now
Duration: 180 mins (TBC)
AGE Rating: Cert 15 (TBC)
Richard Bean, the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors, returns to the National Theatre in collaboration with Oliver Chris (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) with this riotous new comedy, set in 1940s Britain.
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.
Staged to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this joyous farce is directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) and features a cast including Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman.