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Jack Absolute Flies Again Tickets

2 Jul 2022 - 20 Aug 2022

Jack Absolute Flies Again Information

The patriotic play Jack Absolute Flies Again soars into the National Theatre for summer 2022. Jack Absolute Flies Again tickets will be available on London Theatre soon.

The Jack Absolute Flies Again play is set during and after the Battle of Britain. The title character serves his country by fighting in aerial dogfights, but his mission on land is to impress his old flame Lydia Languish. After fighting in World War Two, he’s up to any challenge. However, his moves are met with a hesitant Lydia, who wishes to be loved in her own ways. There’s misunderstandings aplenty and awkward confrontations for these lovers.

Jack Absolute Flies Again is based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, a five-act satirical play which joked about lavish lifestyles of 18th-century aristocrats. Thankfully, Jack Absolute Flies Again in London isn’t that long: the play boasts a zipping story by co-writers Richard Bean and Oliver Chris. They’ve previously worked together on the Olivier and Tony-winning play, One Man Two Guvnors. So expect garish comedy and hilarious lines in this entertaining play.

The production was originally scheduled to open at the National Theatre for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain — in 2020. Sadly, the pandemic scuppered those plans, but Jack Absolute Flies Again will take over London in summer 2022. There’s a star cast too, led by Laurie Davidson as Jack Absolute. Caroline Quentin plays Mrs. Malaprop — a character whose frequent misspeaking words led to the origin of “malapropisms” in the English language. Kelvin Fletcher plays Dudley Scunthorpe and Natalie Simpson stars as love interest Lydia Languish.

Tickets to Jack Absolute Flies Again will be available soon.

July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish.

Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

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Opening date

July 2nd, 2022

Closing date

August 20th, 2022


Olivier Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Richard Bean and Oliver Chris
Director: Emily Burns
Cast list: Laurie Davidson, Caroline Quentin, Natalie Simpson, Kelvin Fletcher, Kerry Howard, Peter Forbes, James Corrigan, Theo Cowan, Jordan Metcalfe, George Kemp, Akshay Sharan, Tim Steed, Geoffrey Towers, Shona White and Helena Wilson
Set: Mark Thompson
Costume: Mark Thompson
Lighting: Tim Lutkin
Sound: Paul Arditti
Choreography: Lizzi Gee

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