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The Rivals, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 December 2007

The Rivals

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

It's 1775 and the fashionable world descends on Bath, to take the waters and embroil themselves in a little romantic intrigue as three suitors fight for the hand of Miss Lydia Languish.

Mrs Malaprop ...... Patricia Routledge
Sir Anthony Absolute ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Jack Absolute ...... Michael Maloney
Lydia Languish ...... Sarah Crowe
Faulkland ...... David Bamber
Bob Acres ...... Peter Gunn
Julia ...... Lucy Whybrow
Sir Lucius O'Trigger ...... Sean Barrett
Lucy ...... Clare Corbett
Fag ...... Nick Fletcher
David ...... Stephen Critchlow
Thomas, the Coachman ...... Barrie Jaimeson

Adapted and directed by David Timson.

Music by Malcolm McKee.


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