Three Men in a Boat

Jerome K. Jermone's classic tale of boating misadventure
Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat

By Jerome K Jerome. Adapted from the novel by Craig Gilbert.
Produced by The Original Theatre Company
Directed by Alastair Whatley and Craig Gilbert
Designed by Victoria Spearing
Lighting by Alan Valentine

“As welcome as a gin and tonic on a hot summer’s day...
a complete hoot from start to finish”

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 Diamond 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, 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.

Watch the trailer and rehearsal footage below.