NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem

3rd Sep 2015 - 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

The Beaux' Stratagem

Thursday 3rd September 7.00pm
National Theatre Live
presents The Beaux’ Stratagem

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar’s wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London.  Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield.  Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love.  When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

“Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun”  ????  Time Out

“Fresh, relevant and unstoppably entertaining”  ???? The Observer

“Sharp. Beautifully revived. A treat”  ???? The Times

Cert: As live 12A
Running time 180 mins

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Tickets £12 / £10 concessions
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