Thark at the Drayton Arms Theatre
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Farce - London Fringe - Shows
Ben Travers' classic British farce heads to the Drayton Arms Theatre from 12 December in a new production by Off West End Award winning director Matthew Parker.
Image: Drayton Arms Theatre
Fast-paced, fruity and full of flappers, Ben Travers' Thark is a hilarious classic British farce combining sparkling witticisms and bold physical comedy with glamour, naughty romps and a hint of gothic spookery!
The play's first production opened in July 2017 at the Aldwych Theatre (read more about the play here).
This sparkling new production is directed by Off West End Award winning director Matthew Parker, and will be at the Drayton Arms Theatre over the festive season from 12 December 2017 to 6 January 2018.
The rebellious twenties are roaring right outside Sir Hector Benbow's Mayfair window.
All he wants to do is to take Cherry a 'good looker', out for a spot of dinner.
His saucy liaison is scuppered when Lady Benbow and his ward Kitty arrive home unexpectedly.
What's more, there are reports that Thark - the family home - is haunted!
Hector, his plucky nephew Ronny, and the rest of the family set out to investigate.
Will Thark live up to its spine-chilling reputation?
Hook - Daniel Casper
Warner/Jones - Sophia Lorenti
Lionel Frush - Alexander Hopwood
Mrs Frush - Ellie Gill
Sir Hector Benbow - Mathijs Swarte
Ronald Gamble - Robin Blell
Lady Benbow - Charlotte Vassell
Kitty Stratton - Natalia Lewis
Whittle - Kieran Slade
Author: Ben Travers
Director: Matthew Parker
Designer: Granville Saxton
Costume designer: Bryony J. Thompson
Lighting: Stuart Crohill
Sound: Philip Matejtschuk
The Drayton Arms Theatre
153 Old Brompton Road
London SW5 0LJ
12 December 2017 to 6 January 2018
Tues - Sat at 7.30pm
3pm Matinees on Sat 16 & 23 Dec & 6 Jan
(No perfs 24 Dec - 1 Jan)
£16; £12 concessions
Box Office: 020 7835 2301