In an attempt to escape the stresses of city life, three friends, J, Harris and George, accompanied by their faithful canine companion Montmorency, decide to take to the river in order to relax and rejuvenate. The holiday, however, quickly unravels and descends into chaos.
Originally intended as a guide to boating on the Thames, Jerome’s ripping yarn of youthful friendship, mischief and folly celebrates the very essence of Britishness. In Craig Gilbert’s production, this classic tale of boating misadventure comes complete with a working pub, live piano accompaniment, some ale, music hall singing, a dog and a lot of physical comedy.
Following highly successful tours in 2012 and most recently in 2014, which was the 125th anniversary year of the publication of Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, producers The Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds will once again be touring Craig Gilbert’s stage adaptation of this quintessentially British comedy in 2015, opening at the Cambridge Arts Theatre on 21 January and runs until 27 March at Venue Cymru, Llandudno.
Michael Rouse (The Bodyguard, Carousel, Matilda) will play George, joining the previously announced Tom Hackney as Harris, David Partridge as J and Anna Westlake as Nelly.
“Jerome K Jerome has been accused of writing the funniest book of all time. Now, over 125 years later, it still has the power to make people laugh uncontrollably in public places. Craig Gilbert’s adaptation also manages to make people laugh uncontrollably, but in the safety of a theatre.” Alastair Whatley, director of The Original Theatre Company.
George – Michael Rouse
Harris – Tom Hackney
J – David Partridge
Nelly – Anna Westlake
Directed by Craig Gilbert.
Set Design by Victoria Spearing.
Lighting by Alan Valentine.
Sound by Giles Thomas.
Movement by Matt Bugg.
Musical Direction by Tim Van Eyken.
based on a novel by Jerome K Jerome
The 2015 UK Tour of THREE MEN IN A BOAT is presented by The Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.
Booking Information – Three Men in a Boat
Suitable for all ages
2015 Tour Dates
|21-24 January||Cambridge Arts Theatre|
|27-31 January||Salisbury Playhouse|
|3-7 February||Hull Truck|
|9-10 February||Towngate Theatre, Basildon|
|12-14 February||Rose Theatre, Kingston|
|17-21 February||Dundee Rep|
|24-28 February||Theatre Royal, Windsor|
|3-7 March||Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne|
|23-25 March||Mercury Theatre, Colchester|
|26-27 March||Venue Cymru, Llandudno|