FOLLOWING a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and a West End season, the rip-roaring Fitzrovia Radio Hour comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre as part of the Studio Season on June 25 (2.30pm and 7.45pm).
The bulldog spirit of clipped 1940s British radio shows has been given a modern and hilarious twist as new material is used to recreate the style of these stiff upper-lipped shows but for today’s audiences.
All the plays pay homage to the 1940s and to the golden age of radio, including all sound effects being created live on stage. Witness vegetables simulating fist-fights and crushed cornflakes becoming an ancient priest crumbling to dust!
Three hilarious tales are performed, all new yet delightfully reminiscent of ration-book Britain.
These include He Should Have Known His Place which follows Frank, a lathe-worker from Leeds, and his fall from grace.
Captain Fasthand and the Rooty Gong in which we journey to India’s mountainous north to see a beautiful spy test a British Army hero, and Undead Queen of Evil! where primal evil is at work and something is terribly wrong.
The Fitzrovia Radio troupe began performing in 2008. and have won widespread.
Ticket cost £12.50, call 412000.