Three Men in a Boat (2012)

Jerome K. Jerome

Three Men in a Boat (2012)

Keeping audiences laughing for well over a century, Jerome K. Jerome’s classic tale of boating misadventure has become the quintessential example of the charm and wit of Victorian England. Attempting to escape the stresses of city life, three friends – accompanied by their faithful canine companion – decide to take to the river in order to relax and rejuvenate. The holiday, however, quickly unravels and descends into chaos…

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Show, venue, reviews, cast and production details

Keeping audiences laughing for well over a century Jerome K Jerome’s classic tale of boating misadventure has become the quintessential example of the charm and wit of Victorian England.

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.

In an attempt to escape the stresses of city life three friends J, Harris and George accompanied by their faithful canine companion Montmorency decide to take to the river in order to relax and rejuvenate. The holiday, however, quickly unravels and descends into chaos…

In this our Golden Jubilee and Olympic year the award winning Original Theatre Company take this classic tale of British misadventure and folly by the scruff of the neck. Equipped with a working pub, some ale, music hall singing with live piano accompaniment , a dog and a feast of physical comedy, settle yourself in for a night out to remember.

Yvonne-Arnuad, Guildford

Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Devonshire Park, Eastbourne

Derby Theatre

South Hill Park, Bracknell

Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke

The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Palace theatre, Southend

Civic theatre, Darlington

Brunton Theatre, Muselburgh

Byre Theatre St Andrews


“The Original Theatre Company lives up to their name… it succeeds on every level… cleverly executed.”

★★★★

WhatsOnStage


“More laughs than you can shake an oar at”

The Argus


“Uproariously funny… It is truly hilarious.”

★★★★★

The Public Reviews


“This really is some first class nectar.”

★★★★★

The Good Review


“Join them and enjoy!”

British Theatre Guide


“Three Men in a Boat, as welcome as a cold Gin and Tonic on a hot day”

Basingtoke Gazette


The whole audience, which ranged from 8 to 80, were in stitches”

Remote Goat

J: Alastair Whatley

Tom Hackney

George: Christopher Brandon

Nelly: Sue Appleby

Adapted by: Craig Gilbert

Directed by: Craig Gilbert

Designed by: Victoria Spearing

Lighting by: Alan Valentine

Sound by: Giles Thomas

Musical Director: Tim Van Eyken

Production shots: Jack Ladenburg

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