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The Recruiting Officer

An English officer in red uniform and hat lean over a woman. It is in a pub in the 18th century. An older man with a large walking stick looks on as the officer pushes on his shoulder. This is a painting.


  • 7 - 11 March // 7:30pm
  • Studio Theatre
  • €12

The Civic are excited to welcome back the brilliantly talented students from Liberties College, with a classic remake of “The Recruiting Officer”.

First produced in 1706 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, The Recruiting Officer is a popular Restoration comedy by Irish writer George Farquhar. The play is set in the town of Shrewsbury and follows the exploits of Captains Plume and Brazen, army recruiting officers, as they romantically pursue Sylvia and Melinda.

Presented by Liberties College Performance Department
Duration: 120 minutes. One Interval
Age Suitability 15+

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