cream tea and incest

writer: BENJAMIN ALBOROUGH / director: BENJAMIN PHILIPP
10 - 28 April
7:45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat only. No show Sun/Mon.

“Remember what it says in the bible: aim for the stomach and he’ll bleed heavily but won’t die straight away.”

Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy. Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake.

We follow Eddie Spangler, an incompetent but optimistic Englishman and his loyal valet, Jeffrey, as a simple matchmaking quest quickly deteriorates into a race against time when the Machiavellian forces of the aristocracy move to wreak their vengeance. Lord Wiggins is set to inherit Rhodesia upon his marriage to Emily Rhodes, but their romance is faltering. It is up to Eddie and Jeffrey to sort Wiggins out as quickly and violently as possible. Meanwhile – the evil Lord Biggins lurks in the shadows, waiting to execute dark schemes of his own…

From a sell-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes the world’s first 2.5 dimensional show set in a world where every prop and set piece is made out of cardboard. Think The Play That Goes Wrong meets Jeeves and Wooster meets Diary of a Nobody with a little bit of American Psycho thrown in for good measure.

“A gem of a play”
★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Scarcely a dry eye in the house”
Highly Recommended Show – Fringe Review

“The most impressive and creative use of cardboard I’ve ever seen”
★★★★★ Lexical Lunacy

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts one hour without interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

booking:

telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)

(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)

foul pages

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Raleigh’s condemned, Shakespeare’s desperate and the Countess of Pembroke has a plan! It’s 1603, and a new play has been commissioned to seduce the King into a merciful mood. FOUL PAGES is a rollicking romp full of scandalous secrets, backstage betrayals and lusty liaisons. You think you know your Shakespeare? Think again!
Directed by The Hope Theatre’s award winning Artistic Director Matthew Parker. 

ink or swim

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Are you a playwright dying to have your new work read aloud? A new company searching for the next 5 star success? Or just interested in meeting like minded creatives? ‘Ink or Swim’ is a brand new play reading event designed to connect new and exciting theatre creatives and develop new writing.

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4 teenagers, 1 Teacher, 1 Terror Attack, Post July 2005
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worth a flutter

1 - 19 May

4/1 Matt with a dysfunctional brain, heart and penis. Might need more experience
9/5 F. Paige, who is as shallow as she is devious, the bookies favourite
20/1 Helen, a few skeletons in the closet but has experience
7/2 Sam suffering from a loss/broken marriage but might have enough to take the spoils, safe hands
WORTH A FLUTTER is a dark, hard hitting comedy that covers life, love and loss.

adam & eve

22 May - 9 June

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)