by OLIVER GOLDSMITH directed by TOM LITTLER with FRANCESCA ELLIS
Please note: there is very low availability for She Stoops to Conquer. Each day at 11am we will release a limited number of tickets for that day’s performance, and the following few days; please visit our website at this time for the best chance of getting a ticket.
★★★★★ “Gloriously funny. Splendidly cast and perfectly played… A gem of a production” The Telegraph
★★★★★ “It is altogether the first of the Christmas treats” Libby Purves for TheatreCat
★★★★★ “a laugh a minute delight” Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ “a seasonal cracker” Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Perfectly pitched performances. It’s all such good fun” The Guardian
★★★★ “this jazzy Goldsmith works a treat” The Times
★★★★ “A dynamite younger cast headed by Freddie Fox and Tanya Reynolds power this irresistible romp through the classic comedy” Time Out
★★★★ “Joyous” The Stage
★★★★“Sparkling revival” WhatsOnStage
★★★★ “Goldsmith’s play radiates a mellow happiness…a joy” Mail on Sunday
★★★★ “A seasonal treat” The Financial Times
“A festive feast for the soul… Littler’s production is razor sharp and popping with naughtiness” Tatler
Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no fibs
Christmas at Hardcastle Hall. David Horovitch (Miss Marple, Mr Turner) and Greta Scacchi (Heat and Dust, War and Peace) play Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, who have rather different ideas of the perfect Christmas. She craves cool jazz and cocktails; he wants a warm fire and the company of his bookish daughter Kate.
Kate (Tanya Reynolds, Sex Education, A Mirror) can’t wait to meet her intended fiancé, Charles Marlow (Freddie Fox, The Great, House of the Dragon). But when Marlow is stricken with nerves, Kate must act fast.
Meanwhile, confusion reigns. Kate’s friend Constance (Sabrina Bartlett, While the Sun Shines) is trying to steal her own diamonds to run off to France with her dim-witted beau, Hastings (Robert Mountford, The Habit of Art). Tony Lumpkin (Guy Hughes, The Little Matchgirl) has tricked the visitors into believing that Hardcastle Hall is a pub. And Diggory (Richard Derrington, The Tempest, The Archers) is rapidly proving to be the worst butler in the world.
OT Artistic Director Tom Littler (The Circle), with Francesca Ellis, directs an all-star cast supported by a community ensemble in the 250th anniversary production of Oliver
Goldsmith’s glorious comedy of misunderstanding. A riot of marital mishaps is relocated to a 1930s country house world of Jeeves and Wooster.
Mon – Sat 7.30pm (Wed 18 Oct at 7pm)
Thu & Sat 2.30pm (from Thu 19 Oct)
Members’ and Patrons’ Evening
Tue 28 Nov
Booking is open exclusively to all our Members and Patrons. Membership starts at £60pa and supports the OT to create our ambitious programme of artistic and community work. These evenings are a chance to mingle with fellow Members and Patrons, meet the OT staff, and hear from the cast and creative team of the production.
Post-show discussion led by the OT
Thursday matinees (excl. Thur 21 Dec)
Admission is free with your ticket to the performance.
Audio Described performance
Mon 11 Dec 7.30pm
Tue 12 Dec 7.30pm
Relaxed & Distanced performance
Wed 3 Jan 7.30pm
To book accessible seats, and for audio described and captioned, please call the box office on 020 8940 3633 (Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm) or email
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No booking fees. Prices increase based on demand. Book early to secure your seats at the best prices.
Under 30s £15 tickets on all seats for all performances – subject to availability.
£15 access tickets – find out more
£15 tickets available for members of theatre unions and guilds
OT On Screen
The play will also be available to watch online from home via OT On Screen.
Available to stream on demand at a time that suits you anytime between 7.30pm BST on 16 Jan 2024 and 11.59pm BST on 19 Jan 2024 BOOK HERE
She Stoops To Conquer promotional image by Rebecca Need-Menear
Production photography by Marc Brenner
Director Tom Littler
Associate Director Francesca Ellis
Designer & Costume Designer Anett Black
Designer & Costume Designer Neil Irish
Composer & Sound Designer Tom Attwood
Lighting Designer Jonathan Chan
Movement Director Julia Cave
Voice and Accent Coach Nick Trumble
Deputy Stage Manager Lisa Cochrane
Assistant Stage Manager Waverley Moran