National Theatre in HD -- She Stoops to Conquer
March 29, 2012
Rockport Music presents performances from the National Theatre in London in its new home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center.
Featuring high-definition projection and state-of-the-art surround sound, you will be transported to the theatre.
Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to 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.
The talented cast includes David Fynn (“Doctor Who” and “Leap Year”), Steve Pemberton (“Mr. Bean’s Holiday” and a “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) and Sophie Thompson (“Four Wedding and a Funeral” and “Gosford Park”)