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Dry Rot

John Chapman's rip roaring comedy

Dry Rot

Mon 22 – Sat 27 Oct

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: £15 - £29.25 (Concessions: £10 - £27.25)

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Secret doors, split-second timing, flawless physical comedy and an all-star cast with some of the country’s best loved faces, including Liza Goddard, Gareth Hale, Neil Stacy and Gemma Bissix make Dry Rot a sure bet which will have you roaring with laughter.

A crooked bookie and his two accomplices devise a cunning plan to get rich quick, to kidnap the odds-on favourite horse and replace it with their own decrepit nag.

But Honest Alf, Flash Harry and Fred find more hurdles than they bargained for on their way to the final post – a comatose horse, a blossoming love affair, a bewildered French jockey and chaos reigning under the roof of the eccentric Colonel Wagstaff and his wife.

Listed in the National Theatre’s top 100 plays, Dry Rot was first performed in 1954 and ran for more than three years in the West End. Written by John Chapman, who wrote over 200 TV comedies, including the Emmy award-winning Fresh Fields, Happy Ever After and The Liver Birds, this hilarious farce is one of the finest examples of its genre.

Approximate running time: 2 hours plus a 20 min interval.

Please note: Further to previous listings, Susan Penhaligon, Derren Nesbitt and Norman Pace will no longer be appearing in this production.

Mon 22 Oct 7:45pm
Tue 23 Oct 7:45pm
Wed 24 Oct 2:30pm
Wed 24 Oct 7:45pm
Thu 25 Oct 7:45pm
Fri 26 Oct 7:45pm Captioned Performance
Sat 27 Oct 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 27 Oct 7:45pm
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