Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

Sunday 14 Oct 2018 at 7:45PM

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Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation’s greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he’ll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Show running time: 90 minutes with 20 minute interval.

Comedy @ The Players presents: Matt Forde & Ed Gamble

Friday 20th July
Tickets only £12 or £10 if 4 or more booked

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An absolutely unmissable Double Bill with Matt Forde & Ed Gamble. A chance to see their full Fringe Previews before they head to Edinburgh!

Matt Forde

Ultra-topical comedian and star of Unspun on Dave. As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time. Now with added Trump!

“Possibly the best political comedy show on the Fringe” ★★★★★ The Telegraph

“A first-class comic” The Guardian

“Singlehandedly fulfilling comedy’s brief of taking our political masters to task. Combining spot-on impressions with up-to-the-minute observations” ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Ed Gamble:

As seen on Mock the Week (BBC2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3), Man Down (C4) as well as countless other things…

“… He is on irresistible form” ★★★★
The Telegraph

“… a master of unlocking the humour in everything” ★★★★
The List

“Creative and clever humour that leaves the audience in stitches.” ★★★★
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

 

The Comedy of Errors

A Thame Players Production

Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th July at 7.45pm 

Tickets cost £9 and £8 (concessions)

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Without doubt The Comedy of Errors is the nearest William Shakespeare came to writing a true farce.

Thame Players production is set in no particular period, but somewhere early to mid-20th century at Ephesus, a Greek town. The story involves two sets of identical twins, the sons of Aegeon, both called Antipholus – one of Syracuse and one of Ephesus – and their servants – both called Dromio, again one of Syracuse and one of Ephesus.

The two sets of twins were separated 23 years earlier in a violent storm at sea. When aged 18 Antipholus of Syracuse set out with his servant to find his long-lost brother and has arrived in Ephesus. Meanwhile his father, Aegeon, has set out to find both his sons and he too has arrived in Ephesus. The only snag is that people from Syracuse are banned from Ephesus on pain of death. Aegeon, a Syracusian, is discovered and sentenced to death by the ruler, Duke Solinus. The duke is sympathetic to Aegeon’s plight and gives him until dusk to raise 1000 marks or the death sentence will be carried out. Are you following the plot so far?

Learning of the ban on Syracusians, Antipholus and Dromio take on local dress before going to explore the town. Unknown to them, their twin brothers, having been saved from the storm that separated the family, have since become prominent residents in the town.

Many scenes of mistaken identity take place when the two sets of twins are mistaken for each other. Accusations and counter accusations abound until eventually the sets of twins meet at last and all ends happily – in true farcical style.

Whether you are a Shakespeare fan or simply looking for a very funny evening’s entertainment, The Comedy of Errors is a play not to be missed.