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The Recruiting Officer

Mackenzie Crook (Sergeant Kite)

What the popular press had to say...

"Josie Rourkeís campaign as the new artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse gets off to a tremendous start with George Farquharís wonderful English play about soldiers and townsfolk in early 18th century Shrewsbury...It is a terrific evening "
Charles Spencer for Daily Telegraph

"This is an evening that is clear-eyed, lacking in cynicism but also resolutely unsentimental...Savvy, mischievous revival."
Lyn Gardner for The Guardian

"The play's humour...more than makes up for a few lagging moments."
Julie Carpenter for The Daily Express

"Classy, enjoyable production."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"Itís a joy."
Sarah Hemming for The Financial Times

"Gloriously witty revival."
Paul Taylor for The Independent

External links to full reviews from popular press
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Production Details
Venue: Donmar Warehouse
Genre: Comedy
Previewed 9 Feb 2012
Opens 14 Feb 2012
Written: by George Farquhar
Directed: Josie Rourke
Synopsis: From military manoeuvring to sexual strategies, Farquharís The Recruiting Officer, written in 1706, is an unashamed celebration of love, lustiness and victory in battle and in the bedroom. Click here for latest cast & more details...


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