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
“joyous production” What’s on Stage
“ This 1773 comedy about mistaken identity is over the top but its preposterous humour is delightful” The Guardian
“It’s a magnificent ensemble cast” The Stage
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.
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.