Northern Broadsides takes She Stoops To Conquer to Stephen Joseph Theatre

Gilly Tompkins & John Trenchard in She Stoops To Conquer. Photos by Nobby Clark.
Gilly Tompkins & John Trenchard in She Stoops To Conquer. Photos by Nobby Clark.

Northern Broadsides are taking to the road again to stage Oliver Goldsmith’s much loved 18th century comedy of manners, She Stoops to Conquer.

The production can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough from 21 to 25 October.

Tongue-tied, uptight Charles Marlow needs a lesson in the art of love.

He longs for a wife, but finds it easier to have a bit on the side. Barmaid Kate seems fair game – but there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Jon Trenchard & Lauryn Redding

Set against the increasingly chaotic proceedings of one very long night, She Stoops to Conquer is filled with ludicrous misunderstandings, larger than life characters, outrageous frocks and wigs and plenty of mischief and mayhem.

Relocated, in true Northern Broadsides style, from the West Country to the North of England, Goldsmith’s 1773 play is a celebrated story of class, courtship and dysfunctional families.

Northern Broadsides is a unique theatre company with a true northern voice.

Its work is characterised by a high degree of theatrical inventiveness and robust performances from a large ensemble cast of multi-talented and charismatic northern actors who all perform in their natural voices.

For the past 22 years, the company has delighted audiences here and abroad with a growing classic repertoire which has won them numerous awards and a loyal following worldwide.

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