Farcical comedy runs in to town

Arthur Bostrum
Arthur Bostrum

SEE How They Run at the Devonshire Park Theatre from August 18-September 3.

The Original Theatre Company returns following their wonderfully received productions of The Madness of George III, Vincent in Brixton, Journey’s End and Dancing at Lughnasa.

Philip King’s 1945 farcical gem sees a sequence of dog-collared strangers turn a homely wartime vicarage, in peaceful Merton-cum-Middlewick, completely upside down as a maverick soldier, an escaped POW, a Bishop and a few vicars get tangled up in a case of mistaken identity.

At its heart is the refreshingly modern Penelope, who finds out more about herself, her husband and her uncle, the Bishop, than she ever imagined as she tries to keep a semblance of order as a harmless joke throws the village into mortal peril.

Heading the cast for the summer tour is Arthur Bostrum, well known for his portrayal of Crabtree in ‘Allo ‘Allo!, Lucy Speed, best known for her roles in EastEnders.

Evening performances are at 7.45pm with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost from £10-£18, call 412000.