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Friday 5th

The Recruiting Officer
Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to continue their celebration of Restoration Comedies by presenting \"The Recruiting Officer\", a rakish Restoration comedy by Irish playwright George Farquhar.rnOne of the most popular plays of its time (more often performed than Shakespeare or Farquhar\'s contemporaries) this is a delightful romp through 18th Century Shrewsbury.rnrnOur story follows the mischief of crooked army recruiting officers, Captain Plume and Sergeant Kite, as they head to the county town of Shrewsbury to persuade men to take the Queen\'s Shilling by any means, legal or otherwise! rnPlume has set his cap at the vivacious Sylvia, and their bumpy path to true love is mirrored by their closest friends, nervy, melancholy Worthy, and haughty, comically self-important, heiress, Melinda. Help and hindrance come in equal measure from Captain Brazen, the foppiest of fops.rnBe prepared for saucy shenanigans in a hilarious romp awash with deceit, passion, swordfights, and surprises galore!rnSign up! Pack your bubbly, chairs and picnics and join the dashing Captain Plume and the devious Sergeant Kite on a roller coaster ride in period costume for all the family. rn rnSuitable for audiences from age 6 to 106, Rain or Shine aim to bring classical theatre into the heart of local communities as they travel across the country from June until September.rnrnTickets available on the door or in advance via rainorshine.co.uk or by ringing 0330 660 0541

Time: 6pm for picnics 7pm Play start

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