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.
The National Theatre have just released production photos of the cast, the first to take on the play at the National since Max Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint revival came to the NT Lyttleton in 2002.