Jack Absolute Flies Again

Event Details

  • From: 11/10/2024
  • To: 19/10/2024
  • Starting at: 07:45 PM
  • Ending at: 07:45 PM

  • Matinee: 12/10/2024
  • Starting at: 02:30 PM
  • Ending at: 02:30 PM


  • Main Auditorium
  • North Street, Bromley, BR1 1SB

Jack Absolute Flies Again

By Richard Bean and Oliver Chris

Directed by Pauline Armour

By re-imagining Sheridan’s ‘The Rivals’ to an RAF squadron stationed at a Sussex country house during the Battle of Britain, Richard Bean and Oliver Chris create something every bit as uproarious and ribald as Bean’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’, which took comparable liberties with a Goldoni classic.

July 1940.  After an aerial dog fight, Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish.  Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular terms.

Shock news: comedy lightning really does strike twice.  As the ultra-British 1940’s types populating this farcical romp might put it, ‘Hurrah!’, revel in a high level of ridiculousness powered by line-by-line laughs and wonderfully well-timed comic performances from an ensemble of memorable characters.  Mrs Malaprop, for one, will delight you with a feast of malapropisms which escalate with ever-increasing levels of rather naughty ‘double entendres’.  

Expect laughter, tears, thrills and spills, a hectic jitterbug contest, feisty females, dashing flying officers, hilarity, derring-do, romance and a duck – all underpinned by the urgency to defeat Hitler and find true love and happiness.

Book early – not to be missed.

Contains adult humour and some naughty words!!!



Jack Absolute

Chris Hopkins

Roy Faulkland

Kevin Knauer

Bob Acres

Josh Clarkson

Bikram Khattri (Tony)

Dhiraj Sharma

Lydia Languish

Lucy White

Julia Melville

Jaimi Shanahan

Mrs Malaprop

Hilary Cordery


Sarah Kidney

Sir Anthony Absolute

Dave Oatley

Dudley Scunthorpe

Rob O’Neill

Peter Kingsmith

Josh Lawson

Stuart Sampson




Creative Team


Pauline Armour

Stage Management

Alison  Shomade and Hazel Vidler

Set Design

Tony Jenner

Lighting Design

Tom Boulter

Sound Design

Andrew Shaw

Video Design



Kerstin Beard