Rain or Shine presents

The Recruiting Officer

Wednesday 15th June


Following the success of last summer’s She Stoops to Conquer, Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to return to BOAT this summer with The Recruiting Officer; a bawdy Restoration comedy by Irish playwright George Farquhar.

The story follows the mischief of crooked army recruiting officers, Captain Plume and Sergeant Kite, as they head to the county town of Shrewsbury to persuade men to take the Queen’s Shilling by any means, legal or otherwise!  Plume has set his cap at the richest heiress in town, the vivacious Sylvia, and their bumpy path to true love is mirrored by their closest friends, nervy, melancholy Worthy, and haughty, comically self-important Melinda. Help and hindrance come in equal measure from Captain Brazen, the foppiest of Fops.

Be prepared for saucy shenanigans in a hilarious romp awash with deceit, passion, sword fights, and surprises galore!


Run time: 150 minutes

Age recommendation: 6+


Full Price £15

Concession £12.50



Wed 15th June6pm7pm