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Rumpus Theatre Company presents for its Autumn 2018 large-scale tour

A dramatic, emotional new play set in the last moments of World War One

The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour - Artwork

by John Goodrum

Although signed and agreed at 5am on the 11th of November 1918, the ceasefire
is set at 11am to allow notice to be delivered to all fronts …
and while his mother and father, wife Emmie and young son Billy are celebrating
news of the end of the war back home in England, Private Harry Furber and his friend Charlie Juster
are sent on one last mission towards enemy lines.

John Lyons (hugely familiar to audiences from his 17 years as DS George Toolan,
in “A Touch of Frost”) joins the cast as Harry’s father George. John’s other TV appearances
include “Upstairs Downstairs”, “The Onedin Line” and “The Sweeney”.

John Lyons
John Lyons

From the striking reality of the trenches to the exuberant celebrations on the home front,
this play coincides with the Centenary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War One.

The press and media on previous Rumpus productions …

gripping and compelling(theatresoutheast.com) while
mastery of lighting and sound design(whatsonstage.com)

guarantees to set your heart racing! ... highly recommended

"Simply wonderful"
"Big thumbs up to Rumpus"
I told myself I wouldn't need my tissues, I was wrong, emotive & powerful. Thank you.
It was excellent"

To see the trailer please click on the image below...

link to video page  or go to  YouTube Link

NATIONAL TOUR Autumn 2018

Dates 2018
Venue
Box Office
 

Mon 10th &
Tues 11th Sept,
7.30pm

The Key Theatre
Embankment Road
Peterborough
PE1 1EF
01733 207239
 
Mon 15th &
Tues 16th Oct,
Eves. 7.30pm
Mat 2.00pm Tues
New Theatre Royal
Clasketgate
Lincoln
LN2 1JJ
01522 519999
Mon 22nd &
Tues 23rd Oct,
Eves. 7.30pm
Mat 2.30pm Tues
The Forum Theatre
Queensway
Billingham
Stockton on Tees
TS23 2LJ
01642 552663
 
Tues 6th to
Sat 10th Nov
Eves. 7.30pm
Mat. Wed 2pm
Sat 3pm
Pomegranate Theatre
Corporation Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TX
01246 345222
Weds 28th Nov to
Sat 1st Dec
Eves. 7.30pm
Mat. Thurs & Sat 2pm
The Haymarket
Churchill Way
Basingstoke
RG21 7QR
01256 844244

 

THE ELEVENTH HOUR Rumpus 2018 - David Martin & David GilbrookTHE ELEVENTH HOUR Rumpus 2018 - Karen Henson & John Lyons

THE ELEVENTH HOUR Rumpus 2018 - Sarah Wynne Kordas, John Lyons & Karen HensonTHE ELEVENTH HOUR Rumpus 2018 - David Martin & David Gilbrook

THE ELEVENTH HOUR Rumpus 2018 - David Gilbrook & David MartinTHE ELEVENTH HOUR Rumpus 2018 - Karen Henson & Sarah Wynne Kordas

THE ELEVENTH HOUR Rumpus 2018 - David Martin & David GilbrookTHE ELEVENTH HOUR Rumpus 2018 - John Lyons

 

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Rumpus Theatre Company presents for its Autumn 2018 small- / medium-scale tour:

a fiendish new play

THE DEVIL'S BRIDE

The Devil's Bride - Artwork

by Richard Layton

based on the chilling story by classic Victorian
Gothic horror author Sheridan Le Fanu

Aspiring 17th Century painter Godfried Schalken seeks an apprenticeship
with famous artist Gerard Douw, and falls in love with Douw's niece Rose.
But Douw achieved his fame by making a pact with the Devil,
and when Gerard attempts to wed Rose, his evil rival returns to claim his wicked prize.

Glossy … colourful … stirring” (British Theatre Guide)
up to [Rumpus’s] usual high standards … wonderfully creepy hokum …
the adaptation, in true Grand Guignol style, by Richard Layton, was fine
” (Eastern Daily Press)
It's the best theatre production I've ever witnessed.
Soo eery and sinister the sound and music . Very well done
” (Twitter)

Last Autumn’s production of “THE RED ROOM” was “captivating” (British Theatre Guide) and
recommended “to anyone who enjoys sitting on the edge of their seat” (whatsgoodtodo.co.uk)
attracting social media comments such as “Fabulous, thank you.
A performance we will remember for a long time
” and “Great evening - don't look under the blanket!”;
while “CAPTAIN MURDERER” before it was “the most entertaining horror to hit the stage for some time … delightfully despicable and fantastic fun” (remotegoat.co.uk)

This Autumn's THE DEVIL'S BRIDE” is the perfect Gothic Horror treat as evenings draw in!

To see the trailer please click on the image below...

link to video page  or go to  YouTube Link

NATIONAL TOUR AUTUMN 2018

Dates 2018
Venue
Box Office
 
Fri 5th October,
7.30pm
Quay Theatre
Quay Lane
Sudbury, Suffolk
CO10 2AN
01787 374745
Mon 8th October,
7.30pm
Swindon Arts Centre
Devizes Road
Swindon, Wilts
SN1 4BJ
01793 524 481
Tues 9th October,
7.45pm
The Customs House
Mill Dam
South Shields, Tyne and Wear
NE33 1ES
0191 454 1234
Wed 10th October,
7.30pm
Guildhall Theatre
Market Place
Derby
DE1 3AH
01332 255800
Thurs 11th October,
7.30pm
Middlesbrough Theatre
The Avenue
Middlesbrough
TS5 6SA
01642 815181
Fri 12th October,
7.30pm
Trinity Theatre
Church Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1JP
01892 678 678
Sun 14th October,
7.30pm
The Maltings
Staithe Street
Wells-next-the-Sea
Norfolk
NR23 1AN
01328 711378
Sun 21st October,
7.30pm
Civic Theatre
26 High Street
Rotherham
S60 1PP
01709 823621
Weds 24th October,
7.30pm
The Brindley
High Street
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 1BG
0151 907 8360
Thurs 25th October,
7.30pm
Town Hall Theatre
Raby Road
Hartlepool
TS24 8AH
01429 890000
Sat 27th October,
3.00pm & 7.30pm
Pomegranate Theatre
Corporation Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TX
01246 345222
Mon 29th October,
7.45pm
Cramphorn Studio, Civic Theatre
Fairfield Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1JG
01245 606505
Tues 30th October
7.45pm
The Hawth
Hawth Avenue
Crawley
RH10 6YZ
01293 553636
Wed 31st October,
8.00pm
The Old Town Hall
High Street
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 3AE
01442 228091
 
Thurs 1st November,
7.30pm
Radlett Centre
1 Aldenham Avenue
Radlett, Herts
WD7 8HL
01923 859291
Sat 3rd November,
7.30pm
Sarah Thorne Theatre
Fordoun Road
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2BN
01843 863701
 
Weds 20th Mar 2019
7.30pm and
Thurs 21st Mar
2.30 & 7.30pm
Theatre Royal
32 Thames St.
Windsor
SL4 1PS
01753 853888
Fri 24th May 2019
7.30pm and
Sat 25th May
2.30 & 7.30pm
New Theatre Royal
Clasketgate
Lincoln
LN2 1JJ
01522 519999

 

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Rumpus is delighted to have been invited to co-produce with Tabs Productions
from January to March 2019
a 70th Anniversary Play Season to celebrate 70 years of repertory
at the Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield

Arsenic and Old Lace image Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
A timeless and classic comedy thriller hit both on Broadway and in the West End
Tue 22 - Sat 26 Jan
Billy Liar image
Billy Liar
by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
A hilarious and painfully truthful insight into 1960s northern family life
Tue 29 Jan - Sat 2 Feb
The Kiling of Sister George image The Killing of Sister George
by Frank Marcus
A timeless examination of the public and private lives of celebrities 
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Feb  
How the Other Half Loves image
How the Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn
The classic farce
Tue 12 - Sat 16 Feb
AN EVENING WITH GARY LINEKER image An Evening with Gary Lineker
by Arthur Smith & Chris England
A comedy of two halves    
Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar
ANYBODY FOR MURDER image Anybody for Murder
by Brian Clemens & Dennis Spooner
A thrilling comedy by the writers of the television series The Avengers
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Mar
DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER image Don't Dress for Dinner
by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
The hit West End farce
Tue 12 - Sat 16 Mar



 

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