2017 | Up Pompeii – POSTPONED

—PLAY POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE —

WRITTEN BY
Miles Tredinnick

DIRECTED BY
Clare Sweetapple

CAST
Corneous – Mark Higgins
Ammonia – Louise Gaul
Ludicrous Sextus – Roy Moore
Erotica – Juliette Harrison
Lurcio – Mark Foulds
Senna The Soothsayer – Jackie Hartley
Voluptua – Alex Parker
Captain Treacherus – Mark Walker
Kretinus – Keith Hartley
Nausius – Ryan Hutchings
Suspenda – Janet Denne

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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