Cush Jumbo

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She Stoops to Conquer

Role Constance
Director Jamie Lloyd
The National Theatre

One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.

Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he’s mistaken by his prospective son in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid. The good news is, while Marlow can barely speak to a woman of quality he’s a charmer with those of a different stamp. And so, as Hardcastle’s indignation intensifies, Miss Hardcastle’s appreciation for her misguided suitor soars. Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms, mayhem ensues.

Cush plays Constance, whose loves and laughs with her friend Katherine the play charts.
She Stoops to Conquer
She Stoops to Conquer

Gorgeously played by Cush Jumbo Mark Shenton
The Sunday Express

Fresh, spirited and often blissfully funny.

Charles Spencer
The Telegraph

A production stuffed with great turns.


Veronica Lee
The Arts Desk

Cush Jumbo dazzles


Henry Hitchings
Evening Standard

A parallel romance between their friends Hastings and Constance is also gorgeously played by John Heffernan and Cush Jumbo.

Mark Shenton
The Stage

Exaggeration, falling just the right side of over-acting: Cush Jumbo as Constance Neville and David Fynn as Tony Lumpkin.


Michael Billington
The Guardian

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