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The Recruiting Officer

Step into the vibrant world of The Recruiting Officer, a rollicking romp and the most popular play of the 18th Century.
Follow the misadventures of womanising Captain Plume and his fellow officers as they arrive in the lively market town of Shrewsbury on a mission to recruit soldiers for the army. As they employ bribery, flattery and cunning plans to entice the locals, they become embroiled in a web of romantic entanglements and comic misunderstandings. The recruitment of soldiers is left to wily Sergeant Kite who dresses up as a fortune teller in order to trick naive young men into joining up. The plot thickens as Captain Plume falls for the witty and resourceful Sylvia. When Sylvia’s disapproving father sends her away to the country, she returns disguised as a man and offers to enlist.
This uproarious comedy has it all: plot twists, cross-dressing, forged letters, mistaken identities, love triangles, hilarious disguises, a merry band of folk musicians and a host of colourful, comic characters.

Running Time: 3 Hours 5 Minutes

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"One of the finest things to do this summer"

THE SUNDAY TIMES

"One of England's premier alfresco theatre venues."

THE SUNDAY TIMES