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CURRENT AND FUTURE PRODUCTIONS :

Rumpus are delighted to present
for their Autumn 2016 / Spring 2017 largescale tour …

The return of the gentleman cracksman …

RAFFLES - The Mystery of the Murdered Thief brochure & website image

A sparkling whodunnit
by John Goodrum
based on the thrilling classics by E W Hornung


Harry “Bunny” Manders is convinced that his erstwhile partner in crime, the
gentleman cracksman A J Raffles, drowned while escaping a daring theft aboard a
transatlantic liner. But a chance reply to a newspaper advertisement reveals an
entirely different scenario, and at once Bunny is embroiled again in his old life of
burglary, mayhem, adventure and murder!

Ian Sharrock - Bunny Manders in RAFFLES - The Mystery of the Murdered Thief

Ian Sharrock

Ian Sharrock plays Bunny Manders, and is hugely familiar to audiences from
his ten years as Jackie Merrick in EMMERDALE. Ian’s other TV appearances
include HEARTBEAT, THE BILL, CASUALTY, WHERE THE HEART IS and –
perhaps most memorably – as Jed Maxwell, Alan Partridge’s biggest and
most scarily obsessive fan in I’M ALAN PARTRIDGE
.

Last autumn's FATHER BROWN – The Curse of the Invisible Man was
“gripping and compelling” (theatresoutheast.com)
with “all the ingredients of a classic murder-mystery - a dead body, several suspects and clues along the way for the audience to work out whodunit … brilliant” (Derbyshire Times)... “an engaging romp of a mystery”(remotegoat.co.uk), “excellent” (Eastbourne Herald)

Rumpus ... “guarantees to set your heart racing””remotegoat.co.uk)


Dates 2016
Venue
Box Office
 
Thurs 1st &
Fri 2nd Sept 2016
Swansea Grand Theatre
Singleton Street
Swansea
SA1 3QJ
01792 475715
Mon 5th &
Tues 6th Sept 2016
Matinee Tues
The Charter Theatre
The Guild Hall & Charter Theatre
Lancaster Road
Preston
PR1 1HT
01772 80 44 44
Thurs 8th to
Sat 10th Sept 2016
Sat Matinee
Pomegranate Theatre
Corporation Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TX
01246 345222
Mon 12th &
Tues 13th Sept 2016
Tues Matinee
The Forum Theatre
Queensway
Billingham
Stockton on Tees
TS23 2LJ
01642 552663
Tues 20th &
Weds 21st Sept 2016
The Beck Theatre
Grange Road
Hayes
Middlesex
UB3 2UE
020 8561 8371
Tues 1st &
Weds 2nd Nov 2016
Weds Matinee
The Key Theatre
Embankment Road
Peterborough
PE1 1EF
01733 207239

2017 dates:

Dates 2017
Venue
Box Office
 
Wed 15th to
Sat 18 Feb 2017

Wed & Sat matinees
Haymarket Theatre
Wote Street
Basingstoke
RG21 7NW
01256 844244
Thur 23 to
Sat 25 Feb 2017

Wed matinee
Buxton Opera House
Water Street
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6XN
01298 72190
Wed 15th to
Tues 18th March 2017

Sat matinee
Greenwich Theatre
Crooms Hill
London
SE10 8ES
020 8858 7755

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Rumpus are pleased to present for their small- / middle-scale Autumn 2016 tour ...

a spine-tingling new play

H P Lovecraft’s

THE HAUNTING OF EXHAM PRIORY

Haunting of Exham Priory brochure-website image with title email

by Chris Buxey

based on the classic Gothic chiller

“The Rats in the Walls”

Mr Delapore retires to England to restore his ancestral home, Exham Priory,
which has lain ruined for over 300 years. But what tragedy overtook the ancient
de la Poer family in a single night … and why do the locals hate and fear the
Priory so much … and what is there in the walls that so unsettles the Delapore
cats? As Delapore and his young friend Captain Norrys uncover more and
more of its past, Exham Priory reveals a truth more horrific than either man
could possibly have imagined!

Last autumn's THE HAUNTED DOLLS’ HOUSE was
“truly chilling ... excellent” (The Reviews Hub)
while CAPTAIN MURDERER in 2014 was “the most entertaining horror
to hit the stage for some time … with excellent acting, sound and lighting placed for
the ultimate build in tension, great timing and a tale so macabre that one may find
oneself glancing repeatedly over one's shoulder … delightfully despicable and
fantastic fun” (remotegoat.co.uk)

“fantastic ... the audience jumped out of their skin”
The Public Reviews on The Haunted Bride
)

 

Dates 2016
Venue
Box Office
 
Tuesday 4th October
7.45pm
The Hawth
Hawth Avenue
Crawley
RH10 6YZ
01293 553636
Thursday 6th October
8.00pm
Trinity Theatre
Church Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1JP
01892 678 678
Friday 7th October
7.30pm
The Rose Theatre
Chester Road North
Broadwaters
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 2RX
01562 743745
Monday 17th October
7.30pm
The Civic Theatre
40 Bridgegate
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
S60 1PQ
01709 823621
Tuesday 18th October
7.30pm
The Granary Theatre
at Alderman Peel High School
Staithe Street
Wells-next-the-Sea
01328 710193
(Tourist Infomation
Centre)
Wedesday 19th October
7.30pm
Guildhall Theatre
Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH
01332 255800
Thursday 20th October
7.30pm
Town Hall Theatre
Raby Road
Hartlepool
TS24 8AH
01429 890000
Sunday 23rd October
7.30pm
Greenwich Theatre
Crooms Hill
London
SE10 8ES
020 8858 7755
Monday 24th October
7.45pm
The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
NE33 1ES
0191 454 1234
Tuesday 25th October
7.30pm
Middlesbrough Theatre
The Avenue
Middlesbrough
TS5 6SA
01642 815181
Wednesday 26th October
8.00pm
The Old Town Hall
High Street
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 3AE
01442 228091
Thursday 27th October
8.00pm
Radlett Centre
1 Aldenham Avenue
Radlett, Herts
WD7 8HL
01923 859291
Friday 28th October
7.30pm
Quay Theatre
Quay Lane
Sudbury, Suffolk
CO10 2AN
01787 374745

Saturday 29th October
3.00pm & 7.30pm

Pomegranate Theatre
Corporation Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TX
01246 345222
Saturday 5th November
7.30pm
Sarah Thorne Theatre Club
c/o Memorial Theatre
Hilderstone Education Centre
St Peters Rd
Broadstairs
CT10 2JW
01843 863701
 

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