Sep 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365





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Jack Absolute Flies Again

Wednesday, September 13th – 7pm
Alice Silverman Theatre

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson, and Kelvin Fletcher.

‘An enormously loveable show’
Sunday Times
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‘A snortingly good, crowd-pleasing comedy’
Daily Mail
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‘The perfect comedy’
Daily Express
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‘Uproarious mix of filth, derring-do and romance’
Evening Standard
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Due to language, Jack Absolute Flies Again has a BBFC rating of 15 (equivalent to R).

Presented by The National Theatre.
Live-filmed recording shown in HD in the Alice Silverman Theatre, Newport Performing Arts Center.

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Newport Performing Arts Center

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