THE NATIONAL Theatre’s NT Live series continues with Oliver Goldsmith’s enduringly popular comedy of courtship, class, deception and family dysfunction She Stoops to Conquer which shows in Newport and Monmouth next week.
Wealthy Mr Hardcastle wants to marry off daughter Kate to Marlow, son of an equally prosperous friend.
To this end, Marlow is invited to visit the Hardcastle pile. But lost on the way, he encounters idle playboy Lumpkin in an alehouse.
Lumpkin decides to play a practical joke, telling Marlow he is miles from his destination and directs him to an inn, actually the Hardcastle residence.
Here, he treats the lowly ‘innkeeper’ with snooty disdain, but Hardcastle decides to play along for the sake of the prospective marriage… It shows at Newport Cineworld on Thursday, March 29 at 7pm and Monmouth’s The Blake Theatre on Friday, March 30 at 7pm.
Book for Newport Cineworld at www.cineworld.co.uk and 0871 200 2000 and from The Blake Theatre on 01600 719401 and www.theblaketheatre.org