The Recruiting Officer

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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

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