2015-10-21 She Stoops To Conquer – NT Archive

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She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night, written by Oliver Goldsmith in 1773

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Recorded at the Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, on 29 March 2012

Performance Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Available at the National Theatre Archive by apointment.

The play is also part of National Theatre Live.

Opening Night    1/24/2012
Press Night    1/31/2012
Closing Night    4/21/2012

I saw it the 21th of October 2015

my report is coming soon


Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward yo acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he’s mistaken by his prospective son-in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid. The good news is, while Marlow can barely speak to a woman of quality he’s a charmer with those of a different stamp. And so, as Hardcastle’s indignation intensifies, Miss Hardcastle’s appreciation for her misguided suitor soars. Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms, mayhem ensues. One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.

Written by NT Live


Cast & Creatives and their Twitter accounts

Steve Pemberton played Mr Hardcastle – @SP1nightonly

Sophie Thompson played Mrs Hardcastle

David Fynn played Tony Lumpkin – @davidfynn

Katherine Kelly played Kate Hardcastle – @katherine_kelly

Cush Jumbo played Constance Neville – @CushJumbo

Gavin Spokes played Landlord / William / Understudy: Tony Lumpkin – @gspok

Harry Hadden-Paton played Marlow

John Heffernan played Hastings – @johnjheffernan

Amy Booth-Steel played Bet Bouncer / Pimple / Understudy: Constance Neville – @AmyBoothSteel

Oliver Jackson played Diggory – @OJBJ

Matthew Seadon-Young played Douglas / Jeremy / Understudy: Marlow – @MatSeadonYoung

Timothy Speyer played Sir Charles Marlow / Understudy: Mr Hardcastle – @TimothySpeyer

Stavros Demetraki played Dick Muggins / Mark / Understudy: Hastings – @stavdemetraki

Terry Doe played Thomas

Jonathan Glew played Roger / Understudy: Diggory

Sarah Moyle played Bridget / Understudy: Mrs Hardcastle – @moylie69

Zoe Rainey played Phyllis / Understudy: Kate Hardcastle – @zoerainey

Russell Wilcox played Jack Slang / Paul / Understudy: Sir Charles Marlow – not sure if it’s @russwilcox


Jamie Lloyd Director – @lloydjamie

Mark Thompson Designer

Neil Austin Lighting Designer

David Shrubsole Music Director and Arranger

Ann Yee Movement Director

(full list here)



Cast interviews

Video Diary

Audience Feedback



http://posters.nationaltheatre.org.uk/art/489897/she-stoops-to-conquer poster

National Theatre Archive – NT Studio in London: taking an appointment –> archive and contact the archive

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ but She Stoops is not on at the moment

http://www.sharmillfilms.com.au/?p=1438 filmed She Stoops for NT Live

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2108180/combined IMDb page

https://thetheatergeek.wordpress.com/tag/she-stoops-to-conquer/ some behind the scene pictures