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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
.

Nicholas Bourne & Ian Sharrock in RAFFLES - The Mystery of the Murdered Thief - Rumpus 2016Ian Sharrock & Nicholas Gilbrook in RAFFLES - The Mystery of the Murdered Thief - Rumpus 2016Nicholas Gilbrook & David Gilbrook in RAFFLES - The Mystery of the Murdered Thief - Rumpus 2016

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)

Ian Sharrock & Nicholas Gilbrook in RAFFLES - The Mystery of the Murdered Thief - Rumpus 2016

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

link to video page  or go to  YouTube Link

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
Mon 14th to
Wed 16 Nov 2016
Weds Matinee
Devonshire Park Theatre
Compton Street
Eastbourne
BN21 4BW
01323 412000

2017 dates:

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

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

Sat matinee
Buxton Opera House
Water Street
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6XN
01298 72190
Mon 6 to
Wed 8 March 2017

Thurs matinee
New Theatre Royal Lincoln
Clasketgate
Lincoln
LN2 1JJ
01522 519999
Wed 15th to
Sat 18th March 2017

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

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Due to popular demand, we are delighted to announce
two further dates of the "gripping and compelling" ...

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”.

“an enjoyable and enthralling murder mystery that will keep you guessing right through …
go and see it if you like a bit of Downton Abbey with your Columbo”
(artsmelange)

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

link to video page  or go to  YouTube Link


Dates 2017
Venue
Box Office
 
Mon 27 March to
Sat 1 April

Thurs & Sat matinee
Theatre Royal Windsor
32 Thames St
Windsor
SL4 1PS
01753 853 888
Weds 5th to
Sat 8th April 2017

Thurs & Sat matinee
New Theatre Royal Lincoln
Clasketgate
Lincoln
LN2 1JJ
01522 519999

 

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Rumpus is happy to be once again co-producing the
2017 Chesterfield Theatres Spring Play Season:


The hilarious farce ...

LOOK WHO’S TALKING!

Look Who's Talking poster
“Look Who's Talking”

by Derek Benfield

A succession of unexpected guests make Sheila and Andrew’s quiet Sunday
lunch anything but! Joyous misunderstanding piles on uproarious mistaken identity
as all their chickens come home to roost!

“a riotous romp … Rumpus never short-changes the comedy”
(Derbyshire Times on last year’s “Bedside Manners”)

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield,
Tue 17th to Sat 21st January 2017

Starts Evenings 7.30pm, Wed Matinee 2pm & Sat Matinee 3pm

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The riotous romp ...

TREASURE ISLAND

Treasure Island poster
“Treasure Island”

adapted for the stage by John Goodrum & Karen Henson
from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

This is TREASURE ISLAND, Jim, but not as we know it!

Young Jim Hawkins bumps into a host of colourful and hilarious characters …
as Stevenson’s classic tale of pirates and adventure is brought to life in this hysterical new version.

A madcap couple of hours of fun to delight the whole family … “That’s the way to do it!”

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield,
Tue 24th to Sun 29th January 2017

Starts Tue-Sat Evenings 7.30pm, Wed Matinee 2pm, Sat Matinee 3pm, Sun Matinee 2.30pm

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Sister company Tabs Productions are producing the final play of the season:


Anthony Shaffer's classic thriller

SLEUTH

The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cosy country house
owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest, Milo Tindle,
shares not only Wyke's love of games but also the love of his wife.
Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit.

“Ingenious skulduggery replete with skilful suspense”
“A brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller”

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield,
Tue 31st January 2017 to Sat 4th February 2017

Starts Evenings 7.30pm, Wed Matinee 2pm, Sat Matinee 3pm

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