Cast announced for The Recruiting Officer at Donmar.

Casting has been announced for The Recruiting Officer, written by George Farquhar which opens at the Donmar Warehouse 14 Feb 2012, following previews from 09 Feb - booking to 14 Apr 2012.

Cast includes Nancy Carroll (Silvia), Mackenzie Crook (Sergeant Kite), Mark Gatiss (Captain Brazen), Gawn Grainger (Mr Balance), Tobias Menzies (Captain Plume), Rachael Stirling (Melinda).

Directed by Josie Rourke, sound by Emma Laxton, lighting by James Farncombe, design by Lucy Osborne, composer Michael Bruce, produced by Donmar Warehouse.

Nancy Carroll's theatre credits include House of Games, Waste (Almeida Theatre), Twelfth Night (RSC), Arcadia (Duke of York's Theatre), The Enchantment, Man of Mode, The Voysey Inheritance (National Theatre) and See How They Run (Duchess Theatre).

Mackenzie Crook's credits include Jerusalem (Royal Court , Apollo Theatre and Music Box Theatre, New York), The Seagull (Royal Court and Walter Kerr Theatre, New York), The Exonerated (Riverside Studios) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Edinburgh Festival and Gielgud Theatre).

Mark Gatiss's work includes Season's Greetings (National Theatre), All About My Mother (Old Vic), The League of Gentlemen (Edinburgh Festival and tour) and Art (Whitehall Theatre). For television, The Crimson Petal and The White, Sherlock, Dr Who and The League of Gentlemen.

It’s with the promise of money, glory and adventure that Captain Plume is recruiting the men of Shrewsbury for the King’s army. He’s also determined to make a conquest of Sylvia, but as she’s now an heiress she can afford to put him to the test. All the while, the scheming Melinda is toying with the affections of Captain Brazen and the gentleman Mr Worthy.
From military manoeuvring to sexual strategies, Farquhar’s triumphant 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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