Artwork for She Stoops to Conquer
Artwork for She Stoops to Conquer

Northern Broadsides are touring a new production of Oliver Goldsmith's classic comedy She Stoops to Conquer later this year.

The production, which will be directed by the company's resident director and composer Conrad Nelson, will tour the UK from 29 August to 13 December 2014, officially opening at Northern Broadsides' base in Halifax on 3 September.

Relocated, in typical Northern Broadsides style, from the West Country to the North of England, Goldsmith's 1773 play is a celebrated story of class, courtship and dysfunctional families.

Tongue-tied, uptight Charles Marlow needs a lesson in the art of love. He longs for a wife, but finds it easier to have a bit on the side. Barmaid Kate seems fair game - but there's more to her than meets the eye.

Designer Jessica Worrall says she intends to "create a world where Thomas Gainsborough and William Hogarth meet Vivienne Westwood with a large amount of taxidermy thrown in for good measure."

She Stoops to Conquer runs at The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax from 29 August to 6 September and tours tour to Lancaster, Kingston, Oxford, Harrogate, Cheltenham, Winchester, Scarborough, Leeds, Stoke, Liverpool, York, Huddersfield and Salford Quays.