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“Oliver Goldsmith’s classic comedy of manners has delighted audiences for over two centuries.”
by Oliver Goldsmith,
With a new prologue and epilogue by Bryony Lavery
First performed in 1773, She Stoops to Conquer is a rumbustious story about two young men, Charles Marlow and George Hastings and their attempts to court Kate Hardcastle and her friend Constance Neville.
A number of delightful deceits, clever schemes, comic ruses and hilarious turns of plot must be played out if the two pending marriages are to conclude happily. Along the way, there is an abundance of merry mix-ups, bawdy dialogue, much sly satire of the times and one of the great characters of the stage, Tony Lumpkin.
She Stoops to Conquer is an hilarious comedy of errors; the marvellous humour and humanity of Goldsmith’s play have made it one of the most read, performed and studied of all English comedies. This major revival features a brand new prologue and epilogue by Bryony Lavery.
Leading the cast is one of the country’s most accomplished comedy actresses. Liza Goddard came to public attention in the hugely successful series, ‘Take Three Girls’. Since then she has worked on many of our best-known series including ‘Pig in the Middle’, ‘The Brothers’ and ‘Bergerac’. Joining her as Squire Hardcastle is Colin Baker, one of the country’s best loved actors whose many credits include ‘The Brothers’ and ‘Dr Who’.
She Stoops to Conquer is produced by Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Touring Consortium who have together toured some of the most successful productions in the last ten years, including most recently ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ and ‘Of Mice and Men’.
Director: Jonathan Munby
Designer: Mike Britton
Lighting Designer: Oliver Fenwick
Sound Designer: Dan Hoole
Composer: Olly Fox
Company: Colin Baker, Lynsey Beauchamp, Elisa Boyd, Jonathan Broadbent, Thomas Brownlee, Matthew Burgess, Aiden Clooke, Matthew Douglas, Liza Goddard, Annie Hemingway, Leon Hunt, Tom Jude, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Glynn Sweet.
THE ONE THING THAT DOESN’T ABIDE BY MAJORITY RULE IS A PERSON’S CONSCIENCE” Atticus Finch