The Original Theatre Company
Award-winning, Uk Based Touring Theatre Company
Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat (2014-15)
Following a hit, sell-out tour in 2012, Craig Gilbert’s ingenious, acclaimed adaption of Jerome K Jerome’s classic tale of boating misadventure returns to the UK stage this autumn armed with more singing, wilder adventures and sporting even brighter blazers.
Originally intended as a guide to boating on the Thames, Jerome’s ripping yarn of youthful friendship, mischief and folly celebrates the very essence of Britishness inspiring many of our comic legends from Morecambe and Wise to Monty Python.
Original Theatre Company take this classic tale of British misadventure and folly by the scruff of the neck. Equipped with a working pub, live piano accompaniment, some ale, music hall singing, a dog and a feast of physical comedy, settle yourself in for a night out to remember.
Sebastian Faulk’s Birdsong (2015)
We are thrilled to announce the due to popular demand the production will be touring the UK again during 2015!
As the war breaks out over the idyll of his former life, young Englishman Stephen Wraysford must lead his men through the carnage of the Battle of the Somme, only comforted by the memory of former lover Isabelle Azaire as his world explodes around him.
A mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice is now brought to the stage in this critically acclaimed version of Sebastian Faulks’ bestselling novel.
Daily Telegraph ★★★★ The Times ★★★★
Daily Mail ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★
Manchester Evening News ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★
TERENCE RATTIGAN’S FLARE PATH (2015)
Against a backdrop of heartache and quiet bravery, Rattigan weaves a classic love story between RAF pilot Teddy celebrating a reunion at a Lincolnshire hotel with his actress wife Patricia which is tested the limits by the surprise arrival of Patricia’s ex-lover and Hollywood idol Peter Kyle.
An unexpected and dangerous mission over Germany puts Patricia at the centre of an emotional conflict as unpredictable as the war in the skies.
” … the play provides, with Rattigan’s characteristic flair for understatement, a deeply moving portrait of people at war” ~ Guardian
” … a three-handkerchief weepie that somehow manages to be both profoundly moving and wonderfully funny” ~ Telegraph
” … devastating and uplifting” ~ Evening Standard
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The Original Theatre Company has shown great tenacity and resourcefulness to flourish since its creation back in 2004
Without any public money. We have made it work on our own terms through nothing short of blind faith, endless perseverance and sheer determination.
However, as we embark on the next stage of our journey to bring barn-storming, large scale theatre to audiences from all walks of life, all over the country, we need all the help that we can muster… and this is where our ‘friends’ join the fray.