Mackenzie Crook (Sergeant Kite)
What the popular press had to say...
"Josie Rourke’s campaign as the new artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse gets off to a tremendous start with George Farquhar’s 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
"It’s a joy."
Sarah Hemming for The Financial Times
"Gloriously witty revival."
Paul Taylor for The Independent
External links to full reviews from popular press
Guardian - Telegraph - Independent
Venue: Donmar Warehouse|
Previewed 9 Feb 2012
Opens 14 Feb 2012
Written: by George Farquhar
Directed: Josie Rourke
Synopsis: From military manoeuvring to sexual strategies, Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer, written in 1706, is an unashamed celebration of love, lustiness and victory in battle and in the bedroom.
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