Staged to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Thea Sharrock (AFTER THE DANCE) directs a riotous new comedy based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s THE RIVALS, co-written by Richard Bean (ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS) and Oliver Chris, and a cast including Caroline Quentin and Richard Fleeshman. July 1940. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his intrepid young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell (formerly Malaprop Hall). Back on British soil, Jack is shocked to find his old flame, Lydia, on the base. Setting his sights on winning her heart, Jack’s advances turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own terms.