odd man out

26 Jul to 12 Aug
7.45pm
£15/12
No shows Sun & Mon

Ripley Theatre in association with Black Coffee Theatre are proud to present ODD MAN OUT; two beautiful stories of two people that don’t quite fit in.

RABBITSKIN
Written by Dominic Grace
Performed by Luke Adamson

Joe can name his twenty favourite authors straight off the top of his head and quote his favourite books perfectly. He’s a master storyteller like his father, a man who can make the ghosts and monsters of Irish legends seem as real as the rabbits he skins and cuts up on the kitchen table.

But when Joe tries to tell his own story he finds it difficult to keep on track. All stories must come to an end eventually, but that’s the bit that Joe doesn’t want to tell.

★★★★★
“Tender and evocative” Three Weeks
“Played with a beautiful vulnerability” Metro 

DIARY OF A WELSHCAKE
Written by Lesley Ross
Performed Gregory Ashton

The story of an elephant abroad: a reluctant Welsh hero who will discover unexpected love in the mountains of Hong Kong. Prepare to be taken half way round the world, to laugh, to cry and to throw things at the actor in front of you.

WARNING: You may even get fed!

★★★★★
 “The holy trinity, well acted, well directed and well written” Broadway Baby
“A Brilliant, touching performance” Three Weeks

Luke originally performed Rabbitskin in 2013 in a production directed by Chris Hill and produced by Milan Govedarica. Performed with thanks to Red Ladder Theatre. Gregory has been performing Diary Of A Welshcake since 2006 in a production directed by Steve Marmion.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 2 hours including interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 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. 

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