Classic tale comes to Kettering

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s classic play The Rivals, is coming to The Lighthouse.

Set in the 1700s, The Rivals tells the story of a day in the life of a circle of socialites swooping in on the fashionable city of Bath, to take the waters, find romance and have a jolly good gossip. Confusion, duels, madness and mayhem ensue in this hilarious period masterpiece. Enter Mrs Malaprop with her famous twisted phrases, her niece Lydia Languish who is busy falling in love with the handsome Captain Jack, who himself is being pushed around by his explosive father Sir Anthony Absolute. The play is being performed at The Lighthouse, in Kettering, by young theatre company Creative Cow working in association with the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford.

Creative Cow was founded in 2007 by two professional actors, Katherine Senior and Jonathan Parish, and artistic director Amanda Knott. The company is called Creative Cow because it was conceived on a cattle farm in Devon, where productions are managed and rehearsed before touring.

Katherine Senior said: “We’re very excited about this new production. It’s a hugely enjoyable – and expertly crafted – piece of theatre that audiences just love. We’ve worked hard, and had huge fun, making sure we get the very best from it for our audiences. In other words, we’re presenting a great night out and we’re very much looking forward to coming to Kettering.”

The Rivals is at The Lighthouse on Wednesday and Thursday, November 14-15.

For more information on the company and the production, visit: For tickets contact the box office on 01536 414141.