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    Richard Bean and Oliver Chris’ vintage, high-spirited new comedy flies into the Olivier Theatre.

    A riotous new wartime comedy

    A high-spirited new comedy is filling the South Bank with good old-fashioned fun this year, as Jack Absolute Flies Again plays at the National Theatre.

    In July 1940, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute returns to British soil and wants to win the heart of his old sweetheart, heiress Lydia Languish. His attempts soon descend into anarchy however, when Lydia lays out her very particular demands for a relationship.

    Based on Sheridan’s The Rivals, Jack Absolute Flies Again is co-written by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris. Bean is best known for One Man, Two Guvnors, which is still considered one of the funniest plays to ever grace the National Theatre stage. This joyously entertaining new play from Bean and Chris is directed by Emily Burns (The Comeback).

    The Jack Absolute Flies Again London cast includes Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson, and Kelvin Fletcher.

    Public service announcement: you’ll have a rollicking good time at the National’s Olivier Theatre with Jack Absolute Flies Again tickets! The show is currently running until 3 September 2022.

    Sorry this show closed 03 September 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    02 Sep 2022 - 03 Sep 2022
    Running time:
    2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
    National Theatre - Olivier (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 12+
    Audience Notes:
    Jack Absolute Flies Again features strong language, sexual references, and battle sequences with strobe and flashing lights and gun shots.

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    Based on the 1775 farce “The Rivals” by Richard Brinsley Sheridan the backdrop for this show is W... More

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    AndrewH306 Top 100 reviewer 14 Aug 2022

    Clever sets which move to the centre of the stage when in use, all very elaborate. Caroline Quent... More

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 16 Aug 2022

    Hilarious. Not for the sensitive soul as this is all about bawdy seaside postcard type humour. Gr... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 16 Aug 2022

    Too many fabulous performances to name them all – this is an excellent cast. But special mention... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 04 Sep 2022

    Caroline Quentin is so much fun to watch, she is obviously having a ball. In fact all the cast lo... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 01 Sep 2022

    This is a laugh out loud funny show. Written by the Two Guvnors people, this is the British laugh... More

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    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 29 Aug 2022
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