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Rain or Shine Theatre Co presents

The Recruiting Officer

29 July - 30 July
The Recruiting Officer

By George Farquhar

What a carry on!

Following the success of last summer’s She Stoops to Conquer and their winter tour of Around the World in 80 Days, Rain or Shine Theatre Company are are back with 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 vivacious Sylvia, and their bumpy path to true love is mirrored by their closest friends, nervy, melancholy Worthy, and haughty, comically self-important heiress, 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.

Times & Prices

Date Time Venue Adult Under 15
Friday, 29th July 2022 19:30 Main House £15 £7
Saturday, 30th July 2022 19:30 Main House £15 £7