Year: 1983

Title of the play: The Rivals

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Director: Peter Wood

Others in the Cast: Tim Curry, Patrick Ryecart, Philip Talbot, Fiona Shaw, Sabina Franklyn, Anne Louise Lambert, Geraldine McEwan, Michael Hordern, Niall Buggy

Company/Event: National Theatre Company

Theatre and location: Olivier Theatre, London

Other productions of the same play: 

Plot summary: Lydia, who reads a lot of popular novels, wants a purely romantic love affair. To court her, Jack pretends to be "Ensign Beverley", a poor officer. Lydia has two other suitors: Bob Acres, and Sir Lucius O'Trigger. Sir Lucius pays Lucy to carry love notes between him and Lydia (who uses the name "Delia"), but Lucy is swindling him: "Delia" is actually Mrs. Malaprop! Sir Anthony arranges a marriage for Jack, but Jack demurs. Jack soon learns that the marriage arranged by Sir Anthony is, in fact, with Lydia. He makes a great show of submission to his father, and is presented to Lydia with Mrs. Malaprop's blessing. Jack's friend Faulkland is in love with Julia, but he suffers from jealous suspicion. Faulkland and Julia quarrel foolishly, making elaborate and high-flown speeches about true love - satirizing the romantic dramas of the period. – From Wikipedia

Peth’s role: Faulkland


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