Take your seats with caution! Aristocratic buffoon Bertie Wooster has hired the theatre for the night to present his one-man show detailing a recent and rather spectacular series of misadventures, including the theft of a novelty cow creamer and a narrow escape from unwanted matrimony. The only trouble is Bertie hasn’t worked out who’s going to play the parts. Will the show be a disaster? Will the scenery stay upright? Or will his trusty manservant Jeeves step in and save the day? In a joyous reimagining of the classic P.G.Wodehouse characters, three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie’s own farcical adventures. Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense was created by the Goodale Brothers, adapted primarily from P.G. Wodehouse‘ ‘The Code of the Woosters.’ After hugely successful runs in the West End, it won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
Doors open 5.30 Starts 6.00
Tickets £10, child £6 from Ruth 01865 883512 or 07768 450095
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on? Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.
The worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes and starring the original cast.
Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership. With Steve Coogan & John C Reilly
Members of the St Peter’s School Association have organised an evening of stand-out stand-up comedy as a fundraising event. Cassington Village Hall, on The Green, will host four professional comedians for an audience of a hundred locals.
The headline act for the evening is standup comedian Troy Hawke, an erudite home-schooled 1930’s throwback… a kind of Errol Flynn of the high street. Educated, sophisticated, but utterly clueless. He tackles modern issues head on in his uniquely untimely manner.
“A must see” Daily Mirror
“His act was a comedy masterpiece” The Stratford Telegraph
“He left some of our audience blinded by tears of laughter. A rare genius”
Troy will be supported by Harry Stachini, Earl Okin and Christian Russell-Pollock.
Harry Stachini started performing comedy after attending a Hot Water Comedy course in 2013 at the tender age of 18. Harry is beginning to establish himself as a strong act on the comedy circuit with his easy-going style along with his likeable character which just adds to the brilliance of the stories and the unexpected one-liners that has crowds in stitches.
“A talented new comedian with some first-rate material” Smacked Arse Comedy.
For years, Earl Okin first learnt his stagecraft in folk and jazz clubs. When they were replaced by comedy clubs, Earl moved effortlessly from one to the other and has been a sought after act on the UK comedy circuit for decades.
“The man is unmissable! He’s a joy! He’s a classic!, He’s a must.” Russel Hunter
Christian Russell-Pollock has 23 letters and a hyphen, so is literally one of the biggest names in comedy. Christian has been entertaining audiences across the country since his debut in 2016. His friendly, affable nature combined with his carefully crafted brand of incisive jokes and witty stories has seen him become a firm crowd favourite.
“A sharp and crafty gagsmith, with wittily obtuse takes on…an impressively wide range of topics…bringing flair and confidence to them all.” Steve Bennett
Tickets for the event are £15 and are available from Eventbrite or in person from St Peter’s School Office, any queries to Suzi Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org