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Three Men in A Boat

Friday 14th August 
Doors 6pm 
Starts 7.30pm 
The Lawn at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections 

Please bring your own picnic rugs or low backed chairs.
Picnics are available to prebook from whites@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk & snacks and drinks will be available on the night including our craft beer brewed on site.

£15 per person
Parking in the Ewel Field – follow signposting.
Seating will be marked to follow social distancing guidelines – please follow instructions.

 

Directed by Simon Downing

Starring Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous & My Dog’s Got No Nose)

Following the continuing success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with a rip roaring barrel of fun, Three Men in a Boat, with Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous himself!) playing the part of Jerome K Jerome.

Join Jerome as he recounts the hilarious story of his boating holiday along the magnificent River Thames with his two companions and Montmorency the dog. Come and join in the fun as Giles Shenton expertly takes the helm and pilots you through the ridiculous tale of men behaving badly while messing about in boats!

“George got out his banjo after supper, and wanted to play it, but Harris objected: he said he had got a headache and did not feel strong enough to stand it. George thought the music might do him good—said music often soothed the nerves and took away a headache; and he twanged two or three notes, just to show Harris what it was like. 

Harris said he would rather have the headache.” 

“There are a few seriously funny books that remain great for all time. Three Men in a Boat is one of these” The Guardian

“Timeless appeal” The Independent

“Pitch-perfect comedy about, well, three men in a boat” The Telegraph

“Skilfully distilled from Jerome K. Jerome’s comic masterpiece into 95 minutes of pure delight. To those who wondered if the same team could live up to the earlier success of Old Herbaceous, the answer was an emphatic yes. A master class in confidence, stagecraft and delivery.” Opening Night Review

“The nearest thing to “audio slapstick” I’ve ever heard, culminating in the sublime comedy of opening a tin, when you’ve forgotten the tin opener. It is not often that you come out of a theatrical performance feeling like you’ve been sharing happy and hilarious times, safe from a cruel world & wrapped in a warm blanket.” Vera Fletcher Review

Giles Shenton “creates an instant rapport with the audience, drawing us into his world and making the characters in it so real we feel you have known them forever. ” Edinburgh Fringe Review

Tickets

Three Men In A Boat£15.0014th August Doors 6pm Begins 7.30pm
  • Start Date: 14 Aug 20
  • End Date: 14 Aug 20
  • Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.

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