Join Creative Cow theatre for a period romp of comedy, mayhem and wit at The Landmark on Saturday and Sunday, October 13/14.

HILARIOUS period romp The Rivals is playing for two nights at the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe on Saturday and Sunday.

Presented by young and upwardly mobile theatre company Creative Cow, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s classic play tells the story of a day in the life of a circle of socialites swooping in on the fashionable city of Bath during the 1700s.

They plan to take the waters, find romance and of course, have a jolly good gossip – cue confusion, duels, madness and mayhem.

Enter Mrs Malaprop with her famous twisted phrases, her niece Lydia Languish who is busy falling in love with the handsome Captain Jack, who himself is being pushed around by his explosive father Sir Anthony Absolute.

Creative Cow is using an ensemble company to deliver the sparkling dialogue with clarity and produce some of the most extraordinary comic characters to ever grace the stage.

The theatre company was conceived on a Devon cattle farm, where productions are still managed and rehearsed before touring.

It was founded five years ago by professional actors Katherine Senior and Jonathan Parish, joined by skilled artistic director Amanda Knott.

“We’re very excited about this new production,” said Katherine.

“It’s a hugely enjoyable – and expertly crafted – piece of theatre that audiences just love. In other words, we’re presenting a great night out and we’re very much looking forward to playing in Devon.”

The show is on Saturday, October 13 at 7.30pm, followed by a 2pm matinee on the Sunday. For tickets and information, call the box office on 01271 324242.