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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