Summer 2000

The Rivals - by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Performed with a cast of 10 actors in period costume, it brimmed with false identities, romantic entanglements, and parental disapproval. Satirising C18th pretensions and sentimentality the play featured larger than life characters including the immortal Mrs Malaprop “with her select words so ingeniously misapplied, without being mispronounced.” thus coining a new word for the English language - Malapropism

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