The Recruiting Officer - Open Air Theatre, Winwick Hall
  • Winwick Hall,
    NN6 7PD
  • Sunday 7th August 2:00pm until 4:00pm
Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to bring “The Recruiting Officer” to Winwick Hall. Join us for a bawdy Restoration comedy by Irish playwright George Farquhar.

The story follows the mischief of crooked army recruiting officers, Captain Plume and Sergeant Kite, as they head to the town of Shrewsbury to persuade men to take the Queen’s Shilling by any means, legal or otherwise! Plume has set his cap at the richest heiress in town, the vivacious Sylvia, and their bumpy path to true love is mirrored by their closest friends, nervy, melancholy Worthy, and haughty, comically self-important Melinda. Help and hindrance come in equal measure from Captain Brazen, the foppiest of Fops. Be prepared for saucy shenanigans in a hilarious frolic awash with deceit, passion, and surprises galore!

Join the dashing Captain Plume and the devious Sergeant Kite on a rollercoaster ride in period costume fun for all the family.

The Folly Theatre is in the heart of the Winwick Hall Estate, Winwick, Northamptonshire, NN6 7PD. Please note, it is outdoors. Don’t forget your picnics, chairs or rugs.

You can also visit the our Polo Pavilion Tea Room which will be open from 12 noon until 5pm for light refreshments. If you would like to book a full Afternoon Tea, then please book in at least one week in advance.

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