Mark Gatiss as Captain Brazen in "The Recruiting Officer" by George Farquhar at the Donmar Warehouse
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The Recruiting Officer had its Press Night on 14 February 2012 (Valentines Day!). I am not seeing it until next week and I don't read reviews until I have seen a production and made my mind up for myself, but here are links to the key quality broadsheet reviews if you are interested:
For more information about the production and to book tickets follow the link:
Cut and pasted from the Donmar Warehouse website:
The Recruiting Officer, by George Farquhar
9 February - 14 April 2012
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.