The Recruiting Officer

Donmar Warehouse

The Recruiting Officer

09 Feb 2012 - 14 Apr 2012

£10.00 - £36.00

Pro reviewers rating
10 reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
7 reviews

4.7 out of 5.0

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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