Open All Hours

Gary Simmons in Open All Hours SUS-141010-135002001
Gary Simmons in Open All Hours SUS-141010-135002001

Attention to detail - that’s the key to the stage play which was specially commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of classic TV sitcom Open All Hours.

Open All Hours only ran for 26 episodes in four series but main characters Ronnie Barker and David Jason proved a big hit with TV audiences.

This show, which comes to The Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne from Thursday, October 23 to Saturday, October 25, recreates the original setting with frightening accuracy.

The Corner Shop and its wonderful nostalgic contents, a finger-biting till and the shop scales provide the perfect backdrop for a show which is sure to provide wonderful memories for many.

Join loveable miserly, stuttering shopkeeper Arkwright (Gary Simmons) in his trademark brown overalls and Granville (Jon Hall), his put-upon errand boy who blames his work schedule for a lacklustre social life.

The’ll be joined by the charming and kind-hearted Nurse Gladys (Mary Singh) and some wary customers for some classic old-fashioned fun.

This new stage adaptation is the brainchild of Gary Simmons who is making his first visit to Eastbourne. “We’re looking forward to bringing the show to Eastbourne. It really is great fun and we’ve been well received everywhere.

“It’s always good to look out on smiling faces and seeing people enjoy themselves. Open All Hours brings back wonderful corner shop memories and we feel part of history - a travelling museum if you like.”