2017 | Up Pompeii

Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th October 2017
8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO RESERVE NEARER THE EVENT

WRITTEN BY
Miles Tredinnick

DIRECTED BY
Clare Sweetapple

CAST – TO BE ANNOUNCED
Corneous
Ammonia
Ludicrous Sextus
Erotica
Lurcio
Senna The Soothsayer
Voluptua
Captain Treacherus
Kretinus
Nausius
Suspenda

Based on the original characters devised by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin for the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full-length play seen on a national tour in 2011. As Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue and begin proceedings, he is quickly caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house. Why does Ludicrous not leave for the Senate meeting in Rome? Why does his wife return so quickly from the country? Who will take care of the escaped slave girl, Voluptua, and will Nausius’s love poetry improve? Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance – what could that possibly be? A riot from start to finish.

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