National Theatre of London: “She Stoops to Conquer”
Screenings are April 6 and April 13 at 7 PM
At the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos
She Stoops to Conquer live performance is broadcast to cinemas worldwide as part of National Theatre Live.
4 STARS ‘A great night of high English comedy.' Daily Telegraph
4 STARS 'Played with lip-smacking relish.' Financial Times
4 STARS ‘A sparkling revival. Riotously comic performances...' Sunday Times
She Stoops To Conquer is almost 240 years old, but Oliver Goldsmith's tightly plotted play is wonderfully youthful in this fizzy production.
Directed by Jamie Lloyd with a buoyant cast that includes Katherine Kelly, fresh from five years in Coronation Street. Kelly plays Kate Hardcastle, the pert daughter of a rural eccentric. He has fixed for her to meet eligible fop Marlow (Harry Hadden-Paton) with a view to marriage. But Marlow is tongue-tied when polite women are around. "Simplicity bewitches me," he says, and he certainly becomes much more animated when carousing with people of humble origin.
This little barmaid though runs in my head most strangely, and drives out the absurdities of all the rest of the family. She’s mine, she must be mine, or I’m greatly mistaken.
Kate reasons that in order to win Marlow's affections she must pose as a barmaid. The gambit works because Marlow is, in any case, thoroughly confused about his location. Blundering around the countryside, he has been sent to what he thinks is an inn. But this is a bit of mischief by local joker Tony Lumpkin, and in fact it's the house of Mr Hardcastle.
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.
Ticket prices are $12 for TCA members, $15 for the general public and $10 for students18 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling the TCA office at 575-758-2052 or at the box office of the auditorium at 145 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM
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