A wonderful comedy written and performed by Mark Carey and produced by Giles Shenton Productions (Three Men in a Boat, Old Herbaceous).

It’s “Dad’s Army meets The Vicar of Dibley!”

George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club hoping to play the panto dame. What happens next turns his world upside down and instead he finds himself taking on the role of Henry 5th!

Set during the Second World War this original, inspiring show is suitable for everyone and with one actor playing all 17 parts you can guarantee it’s going to be a hoot!

As a member of the Royal National Theatre Company Mark Carey worked on Betrayal, The Relapse and The Merchant of Venice all for Trevor Nunn and has had many appearances on TV in such shows as The Invincibles, Widows, Murphy’s Law, Underbelly, London’s Burning and most recently Doctors and Luther. Mark’s many radio appearances include Wuthering Heights, Ashes to Antarctica, The Kingsnorth Six, and The Archers.

“The quality of acting and writing is as good as any you will see. A deep and nuanced story. Every character drips with personality and charm.” The Cheltenham Standard

“A great little show. It’s “Dads’ Army meets “The Vicar of Dibley”. London Metro

“A delight, a lovely and very humorous play that fully merited the standing ovation.”  Stratford Herald

“Mark Carey shows amazing dexterity and comic skill in playing all 17 parts.”  The Stage

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Performance Dates
29 - 30 October 2024
7.30pm - 9.15pm

Venue
The Bear Pit Theatre

Running time
105 mins incl 20 mins interval

Tickets
£15, Concession £12

Buy tickets online

Ticket Hotline:
0333 666 3366

In person at:
The Bear Pit Theatre Box Office
from one hour before the performance

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