She Stoops To Conquer

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Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms and mayhem ensues in Jamie Lloyd's production of Oliver Goldsmith's comedy. Read More >

In Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops To Conquer, Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s son with a view to marriage.

But, thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he’s mistaken by his prospective son-in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid. The good news is, while Marlow can barely speak to a woman of quality he’s a charmer with those of a different stamp. And so, as Hardcastle’s indignation intensifies, Miss Hardcastle’s appreciation for her misguided suitor soars.

Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms and mayhem ensues in Jamie Lloyd’s production of She Stoops To Conquer, which is staged in the National Olivier theatre.

One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith’s She Stoops To Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.

She Stoops To Conquer stars Coronation Street’s Katherine Kelly, Olivier Award-winning Sophie Thompson and The League Of Gentlemen’s Steve Pemberton.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 24/01/2012

Opening Night: 31/01/2012

Closing Night: 21/04/2012

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Cast & Creative


David Fynn, Harry Hadden-Paton, John Heffernan, Cush Jumbo, Katherine Kelly, Steve Pemberton, Gavin Spokes, Sophie Thompson


Director - Jamie Lloyd

Designer - Mark Thompson

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Movement Director - Ann Yee

Sound - The Ringham Brothers

Author - Oliver Goldsmith

Music By - The Ringham Brothers