Oliver Goldsmith’s delightful 18th-century comedy She Stoops to Conquer is coming to the Devonshire Park Theatre with a plethora of mistakes and misunderstandings creating a heart-warming and hilarious evening of classic theatre from Tuesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 3.
Presented by the vibrant and innovative theatre company, Creative Cow whose previous production of The Rivals was very well received, 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 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!