Devonshire Park Theatre
Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 October 2012
A day in the life of a circle of socialites swooping in on the fashionable city of Bath, to take the waters, findromance and have a jolly good gossip! No, it’s notanother modern day “docusoap”, it’s Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s hilarious 18th century masterpiece - The Rivals.
And you could come and see this show for as little as 20p with the return of the incredibly popular Pay What You Can scheme for the opening night - which, as the name suggests, you pay what you feel you can (or want) for the ticket. Honestly!
Written in 1775 by the Irish playwright, Richard Sheridan’s first and most famous play is coming to Eastbourne.
Packed full of the most extraordinary comic characters ever to grace the stage; Mrs Malaprop with her famous twisted phrases, her niece Lydia Languish busy falling in love with the handsome Jack Absolute, who himself is being pushed around by his explosive father Sir Anthony Absolute. After several misinterpreted love letters, cross-conversations and an organised street fight, the dayends with each suitor happily paired off and countrybumpkin, Bob Acres, throwing a big party for them all!
This important classic piece of British theatre will berevived by the acclaimed ensemble theatre company Creative Cow. With their slick, fast paced, inventiveand stylised signature on the most fashionable comedyever written, The Rivals will be one show not to miss!
Post show discussion after Wednesday Matinee performance, free to ticket holders.
To buy a ticket on the Pay What You Can scheme call the box office on 01323 412000.
Tuesday - Saturday 7.45pm Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Opening night: Pay What You Can (Max 4 tickets per person) Wednesday - Thursday evening £13.50, £16, £18 Friday & Saturday evening £13.50, £17.50, £19.50 Wednesday & Saturday matinee £13.50 all seats