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.
Thark at the Drayton Arms Theatre

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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.


London, 1927.

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

South Kensington

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

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