NT Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

A riotous new comedy by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris, based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals.

From the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime.

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. He sets his sights on winning her heart, but with turbulence and hilarity never far away, his advances quickly turn to anarchy.

Thea Sharrock (Me Before You) directs a cast including Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman in this joyous farce.

NOTE: There are NO Pre-Screening adverts other than those that are part of the NTLive stream. The actual performance will begin at the time listed below. We advise you arrive with plenty of time to get a drink and be seated before the performance starts.


  • Thursday 23rd Jul 2020 7:00PM @ Cope

Film Information

  • Director(s): Thea Sharrock
  • Top Billed Cast: Caroline Quentin, Richard Fleeshman, Natalie Simpson, James Fleet
  • Spoken Language(s): English
  • Release Date: 23rd Jul 2020

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