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The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar, Donmar Warehouse
9 February - 14 April 2012
'Unless we could make ourselves some pleasure amidst the pain, no mortal man would be able to bear it.'
It’s with the promise of money, glory and adventure that Captain Plume is recruiting the men of Shrewsbury for the King’s army. He’s also determined to make a conquest of Sylvia, but as she’s now an heiress she can afford to put him to the test. All the while, the scheming Melinda is toying with the affections of Captain Brazen and the gentleman Mr Worthy.
From military manoeuvring to sexual strategies, Farquhar’s triumphant The Recruiting Officer, written in 1706, is an unashamed celebration of love, lustiness and victory in battle and in the bedroom.
Mark Gatiss back on stage - hooray! I have got a couple of tickets in for this as I think the play will be fab, and I love seeing Mark on stage.
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