Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th September 2017
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Director Denis Brogan
This delightful comedy of manners by Richard Brinsley Sheridan mocks the conventions of romantic love, even as it follows the fortunes of two pairs of young lovers.
In Bath 1775, the beautiful Lydia is living with her old aunt, Mrs Malaprop, a widow whose ability to mangle the English language is legendary.
Lydia is determined to elope with the penniless Ensign Beverley, and refuses an arranged marriage with Captain Jack Absolute, whom she has never met.
However, it is really Jack Absolute who is courting Lydia under the guise of Beverley.
Lydias friend Julia is tormented by her devoted but suspicious lover, Faulkland.
Sir Lucius O'Trigger, a bellicose Irishman, also thinks he is courting Lydia, but is being led on by Mrs Malaprop.
Lydias other suitor, a country Squire, is persuaded, despite his extreme cowardice, to challenge the fictitious Beverley to a duel.
However, no blood is shed, and although the course of true love does not run smooth, everything ends happily
Sir Anthony Absolute - Peter Drew
Jack Absolute - Cameron Sawyer
Faulkland - Michael Fouldes
Lydia Languish - Sarah Byham
Julia - Sonia Lindsey
Mrs Malaprop - Gayle Wade
Bob Acres - Adam Webster
Sir Lucius O'Trigger - Nick Elliott
Lucy - Amanda Hellaby
Assorted roughs etc - Helen & Neil Arbon