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
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”.
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”
Rumpus Theatre Company presents for its Autumn 2018 small- / medium-scale tour:
a fiendish new play
THE DEVIL'S BRIDE
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.
Last Autumn’s production of “THE RED ROOM” was “captivating” (British Theatre Guide)
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!