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Directed by Conrad Nelson

Designed by Jessica Worrall

Lighting design by Mark Howland

Outrageously hilarious as ever, Northern Broadsides excels once more with its quintessentially Northern wit and wackiness – The Stage

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It’s the 18th century.
Town and country, old and new collide at Mr Hardcastle’s ancestral home – the shabby and unchic Liberty Hall. Confined  within these provincial walls the excessively coiffured Mrs Hardcastle pines for the cultural polish of The Capital.Enter the good looking and eligible Young Marlow – potential suitor to the quick witted and resolute Miss Kate Hardcastle. He is a man – hopelessly tongue tied with toffs and positively improper with plebs. She is a woman – sharp, sassy and in complete control.

So when he is duped into believing that Liberty Hall is a country inn, and mistakes Kate for a lowly barmaid what could possibly go wrong…?

Set around the chaotic proceedings of one very long night, Northern Broadsides’ talented cast of actor-musicians bring their theatrical magic and innate sense of fun to this accessible and delightfully ludicrous romantic romp. Be prepared for wit, wingding and very big wigs.



“Very funny” The Independent (A Government Inspector)

“Hysterically funny…left the audience gagging for more”   The Guardian (Lisa’s Sex Strike)

“ … an absolute riot. A farce for the soul.”   The Stage (Accidental Death of an Anarchist)

She Stoops to Conquer will open at The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax  from 29 August to 6 September and then tour to Lancaster, Kingston, Oxford, Harrogate, Cheltenham, Winchester, Scarborough, Leeds, Stoke, Liverpool, York, Huddersfield and Salford Quays. Tickets will be on sale for most venues in the coming months.

Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce full casting for their forthcoming autumn production of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer.

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Directed by Conrad Nelson, the She Stoops to Conquer cast will feature Jon Trenchard (A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Swallows and Amazons, Bristol Old Vic and A Government Inspector, Northern Broadsides) as Tony Lumpkin ; Lauryn Redding (An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides) as Miss Neville; Guy Lewis ( Twelfth Night, Regent’s Park) as Hastings;  Alan McMahon (Wind in the Willows, Birmingham Repertory Theatre )as Servant and other role; Howard Chadwick (A Government Inspector, Northern Broadsides ) as Mr Hardcastle;  Gilly Tompkins (Brassed Off, York Theatre Royal, Octagon Theatre and the Touring Theatre Consortium and Rutherford and Son, Northern Broadsides) as Mrs Hardcastle; Oliver Gomm (The School for Scheming, Orange Tree Theatre) as Young Marlow;  Andrew Price (1984, Northern Broadsides) as Sir Charles Marlow; Hannah Edwards (Inherit the Wind, New Vic, Stoke) as Miss Harcastle; Andrew Whitehead (An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides ) as Diggory. Other roles will be played by Robert Took (Don’t Shoot The Messenger, Mikron Theatre).

The production is designed by Jessica Worrall (We are Three Sisters, Northern Broadsides with Lighting by Mark Howland (An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides) and music by Rebekah Hughes (The Grand Gesture, Northern Broadsides).