Where: Across UK and Ireland, see below for details
£: Prices vary depending on the venue (tickets cost from £10 – £42.50)
What is it?
Creative Cow will be touring their latest production, She Stoops to Conquer, from April to June. A plethora of mistakes and misunderstandings create a heart-warming and hilarious evening of classic theatre which will be touring venues around the UK.
She Stoops to Conquer is one of the few plays from the 18th century to have an enduring appeal. Charles Marlow, a well-bred young man from London, is beset with a stutter and a quiver when in the presence of elegant and educated young women. When his father sets him up with his old friend’s eligible daughter, he is totally tongue-tied; but Miss Hardcastle is charmed by her gibbering suitor and employs an unexpected tactic to put him at his ease.
Meanwhile, the ridiculous muppet, Tony Lumpkin, on meeting Marlow and his dashing friend Hastings, leads them to believe that old Mr Hardcastle’s country house is actually an inn and the man of the house is the inn keeper. Mayhem and confusion ensue as the young men demand to be waited upon by a bewildered and increasingly outraged host. A delightful play on snobbery and class which has endured throughout the centuries.
Founded in 2007, professional touring theatre company Creative Cow was first conceived on a cattle farm in Devon, where productions are still managed and rehearsed before touring. Productions have included Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dickens’ Hard Times, John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger and Sheridan’s The Rivals.
The full tour dates are as follows:
15th – 18th April at New Theatre, Exeter
22nd – 24th April at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
29th April – 3rd May at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
6th – 10th May at Haymarket, Basingstoke
13th – 17th May at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
19th – 24th May at The Everyman, Cork
27th May at Tiverton at Community Theatre, Devon
29th May at Dulverton at Town Hall, Somerset
30th May at Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire
31st May at Venue Cymru, Llandudno
3rd – 7th June at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
10th – 14th June at Malvern Theatre, Worcestershire
More info: www.creativecow.co.uk/stoops