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CURRENT AND FUTURE PRODUCTIONS :

Rumpus are delighted to announce that
their 2015 largescale tour has been extended into 2016
due to popular demand … please see below for extra dates …

Father Brown -
The Curse of the Invisible Man

FATHER BROWN - The Curse of the Invisible Man poster
“Father Brown - The Curse of the Invisible Man”

A spine-chilling whodunnit
based on the classic mysteries by G K Chesterton


Multiple murders have been committed, but the culprit leaves no trace.
Can he … or she … be truly invisible?
And is it all really due to some malevolent ancient curse? Mild-mannered Father Brown …
apparently on the side-lines of this horrific affair … reveals hidden depths
as his incisive deductions determinedly peel away the many layers
of this haunting case, until he finally unmasks the killer.
But in the meantime … when will the murderer strike again!

John Lyons

John Lyons
(hugely familiar to audiences from his 17 years as DS GeorgeToolan,
David Jason’s sidekick in “A Touch of Frost”) plays Father Brown.
John’s other TV appearances include “Upstairs Downstairs”, “The Onedin Line”,
“On the Buses”, “George and Mildred” and “The Sweeney”.

Last year’s “CAPTAIN MURDERER” was “delightfully despicable and fantastic fun” (remotegoat.co.uk)
while 2013’s “THE RIPPER FILES!” was “a rumbustious and highly enjoyable production
... highly recommended”
(Migrant Press) and “SHERLOCK HOLMES – A Study in Fear!” in 2012
was “excellent”(TheLatest.co.uk), “breathtaking” (remotegoat.co.uk),
“a brilliantly executed and thoroughly enjoyable production”
(Panic Online Magazine)

To see the trailer please click on the image below...

link to video page  or go to  YouTube Link


Father Brown – The Curse of the Invisible Man
promises much, much more of the same!

Dates 2015
Venue
Box Office
 
Mon 14th &
Tue 15th Sept 2015
Wycombe Swan Theatre
St. Mary Street
High Wycombe
HP11 2XE
01494 512000
Wed 16th Sept &
Thurs 17th Sept 2015
The Ashcroft Theatre
Fairfield Halls
Park Lane
Croydon
Surrey
CR9 1DG
020 8681 0821
Mon 21st September
to
Weds 23rd Sept 2015
Malvern Festival Theatre
Grange Road
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 3HB
01684 892277
Fri 25th Sept &
Sat 26th Sept 2015
The Key Theatre
Embankment Road
Peterborough
PE1 1EF
01733 207239
Mon 28th Sept
to
Wed 30th Sept 2015
The Charter Theatre
The Guild Hall & Charter Theatre
Lancaster Road
Preston
PR1 1HT
01772 804444
Tues 6th Oct
to
Sat 10th Oct 2015
Devonshire Park Theatre
Compton Street
Eastbourne
BN21 4BP
01323 412000
Fri 16th Oct &
Sat 17th Oct 2015
Pomegranate Theatre
Corporation Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TX
01246 345222
Mon 9th Nov &
Tues 10th Nov 2015
The Forum Theatre
Queensway
Billingham
Stockton on Tees
TS23 2LJ
01642 552663

Extra 2016 dates:

Dates 2016
Venue
Box Office
 
Thurs 24th
to
Sat 26th March 2016
The Capitol Studio
North Street
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1RG
01403 750220
Weds 20th
to
Sat 23rd April 2016
Haymarket Theatre
Wote Street
Basingstoke
RG21 7NW
01256 844244
Mon 25th
and
Tues 26th April 2016
The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
NE33 1ES
0191 454 1234
Thurs 26th
to
Sat 28th May 2016
Buxton Opera House
Water Street
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6XN
01298 72190

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Rumpus are pleased to be invited once again to produce two productions
in collaboration with Chesterfield Theatres
as part of their Spring Play Season 2016

The hilarious farce ...

BEDSIDE MANNERS

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“BEDSIDE MANNERS”

by Derek Benfield

Another classic farce from the team that brought you “Run For Your Wife”,
“Wife Begins At Forty”, “Caught in the Net”, “A Bit Between The Teeth”,
“The Mating Game” and “Funny Money”, amongst others.

When Ferris reluctantly agrees to mind his sister’s quiet country hotel,
life turns out to be anything but sleepy … as he finds himself trying to stop
husbands, wives and lovers bumping into each other in assorted compromising situations!

“Caught in the Net” was “hilarious” and “Run For Your Wife”
“fast-paced and precisely timed… a comic masterpiece”,
while “the large audience hardly stopped laughing” at “Wife Begins At Forty”.
The Derbyshire Times was “worn out with laughing” by the end of “The Comedy of Terrors!”
and “One Fling After Another” was “hilarious... the large first-night audience had
a thoroughly great time, as the cast timed every gag to gleeful perfection”
.

Expect more … much more … of the same!

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield,
Tue 26th to Sat 30th January 2016

 

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The fluorescent comedy ...

SIGN OF THE TIMES

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“SIGN OF THE TIMES”

by Tim Firth

Youth meets experience in this brilliantly witty comedy by the
award-winning author of “Calendar Girls” and “Neville’s Island”.

Frank, an old-hand electrician who’s spent 25 years installing fluorescent signs,
is joined by work-experience Alan on the top of an office block for his latest assignment …
which doesn’t go entirely to plan! And when they meet again inside the office three years later,
their roles are ingeniously reversed.

“the true test of a play is when it can hold a full theatre spellbound … this is just such a show” The Stage

“if you want a damn good laugh, grab the opportunity” Norwich Evening News

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield,
Tue 16th to Sat 20th February 2016

 

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The first play in the Chesterfield Theatres Spring Play Season 2016
is presented by sister company Tabs Productions

The ghostly comedy thriller ...

SNAKE IN THE GRASS

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“SNAKE IN THE GRASS”

by Alan Ayckbourn

Where there's a will, there's a war. Having left home many years ago, Annabel returns
after the death of her father and is uncomfortably reunited with her younger sister, Miriam.
Having learnt of dark deeds committed both in the recent and not-so recent past,
blackmail rears its ugly head and the sisters join forces in a series of comic and chilling events,
unleashing haunting memories and ending in a macabre final twist...

“...a chuckle, a shiver, and moments that make you grip the arm of your seat.” The Derbyshire Times

“Turns, twists, tears and chicanery abound.” Yorkshire Evening Press

“A classic Ayckbourn comedy thriller.” Yorkshire Post

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield,
Tue 19th to Sat 23rd January 2016

All three plays start evenings at 7.30pm
with matinees Wed 2pm and Sat 3pm

chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk / 01246 345 222

 

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SIGN OF THE TIMES goes on to visit Middlesbrough Theatre Wed 3rd to Sat 6th February

SNAKE IN THE GRASS goes on to visit Middlesbrough Theatre Wed 10th to Sat 13th February

Evenings at 7.30pm, matinee Thur 2.30pm

middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk / 01642 81 51 81

 

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