The Rivals

published: Wed, 14-Mar-2007   |   updated: Wed, 4-Jan-2017

Captain Jack Absolute in The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan for the Environment Players at the Abbey Community Centre, Great Smith Street, London. Directed by Judith Egar. 18, 19, 20 November 1992.

Another Restoration comedy! Yay! The only real thing I remember about this particular production was in one performance the actor playing my father completely dried up on stage. It was just him and me, and the scene was exposition. Holy crap. To this day I still do not know how I managed to get all of the details out, him looking at me like a deer in the headlights.


Sir Anthony AbsolutePeter Fullbrook
Captain Jack AbsoluteJulian Bucknall
Squire AcresMartin Rush
FagMark Mansell
FaulklandStuart Whatton
Sir Lucius O'TriggerMichael Piller
CoachmanAlan Jarvis
Lydia LanguishFiona Boyd
LucyCaron Montgomery
Mrs MalapropPam Jarvis
Julia MelvilleBernise O'Reilly
MaidLiesje Birchenough