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Holme for Gardens Open Air Theatre: Recruiting Officer

An al fresco farce for all the family!

Presented by the Rain or Shine Theatre at Holme for Gardens Ampitheatre


One of the most popular plays of its time, this is a delightful romp through 18th Century Shrewsbury written by Mr. George Farquhar.

Recruiting Officer

The story follows the mischief of crooked army recruiting officers, Captain Plume and Sergeant Kite, as they head to the county town of Shrewsbury to persuade men to take the Queen’s Shilling by any means, legal or otherwise!
Plume has set his cap at the richest heiress in town, the vivacious Sylvia, and their bumpy path to true love is mirrored by their closest friends, nervy, melancholy Worthy, and haughty, comically self-important Melinda. Help and hindrance come in equal measure from Captain Brazen, the foppiest of Fops.
Be prepared for saucy shenanigans in a hilarious romp awash with deceit, passion, swordfights, and surprises galore!

Holme for Gardens Ampitheatre

Set in the heart of the Purbeck Hills, this wonderfully Open Air theatre is an extraordinary unique venue. The gardens are open for all to enjoy 1 hour before the performances, so please, bring the family, a picnic and experience an evening of entertainment!
All tickets are sold on-line by the Theatre companies and not at Holme.

Event Details

Times: 7.30 – 10.00 pm (doors open at 6.30). Tickets prices from £15.00 adult / £7.00 child (book fee applies).

The event is finished.


Jun 23 2022


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

More Info

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Holme For Gardens


Holme For Gardens
Holme Nurseries Ltd, West Holme, Wareham BH20 6AQ
Rain or Shine Theatre Company


Rain or Shine Theatre Company
0330 660 0541

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