Jack Absolute Flies Again Tickets

About Jack Absolute Flies Again

July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek), Laurie Davidson (Guilty Party), Natalie Simpson (Three Sisters) and Kelvin Fletcher (Emmerdale).

July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame Lydia Languish.

Advances turn to anarchy as the heiress demands to be loved on her own very particular terms.

Emily Burns (The Comeback) Directs this spectacular new version of Sheridan's The Rivals.

Performance dates & times

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Important Information

This production contains: strong language, sexual references, and battle sequences containing strobe and flashing lights, gun shots and depiction of conflict.

This production is recommended for ages 12+ 

Important Covid-19 Information
Whilst wearing a face covering is no longer mandatory, and we do not enforce face coverings for our visitors or our team, visitors are welcome to wear them if they feel more comfortable.

BSL performance
Thursday 28 July at 7.30pm

Sensory Adapted performance
Tuesday 2 August at 7.30pm

Audio-described performances
Friday 5 August, 7.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 6pm
Saturday 20 August, 2pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 12.30pm

Captioned performance
Saturday 6 August, 7.30pm
Thursday 11 August, 7.30pm

Dementia friendly performance
Wednesday 31 August, 2pm

Olivier Theatre, National

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Where is the theatre?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible