No Sex Please, We’re British

A Thame Players Production

From Tuesday 6th March to Saturday 10th March at 7.45pm

Tickets cost £9 (concessions £8, Tuesday all at £7)  and are now on sale. 

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No Sex Please, We’re British is a riotous comic farce, written by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott, which notched up a staggeringly successful sixteen year run in the West End, totalling 6761 performances between 1971 and 1987. During the run leading parts were taken by Michael Crawford and David Jason along with many others.

The plot surrounds assistant bank manager, Peter Hunter and his new wife, Frances, who could reasonably expect to look forward to a calm, happy start to their married life together. When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back is Scandinavian pornography. The two along with the bank’s frantic chief cashier, Brian Runnicles, must decide what to do with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films and eventually women that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the presence of Eleanor, Peter’s mother, Mr Bromhead, his boss, Mr Needham, a visiting bank inspector and Vernon Paul, a police superintendent.

With frantic comings and goings, the action rises to a fever pitch of uncertainty and increasing panic, and makes this quintessentially British farce as much a delight to audiences today as it was throughout its sixteen year West End run.

 

Comedy @ The Players presents:  Steve Bugeja and Flo & Joan

Sun 11th Feb – Tickets £12 (£10 for 4 or more)

Steve Bugeja makes a welcome return to The Players with his hilarious new show ‘Summer Camp’ coming to Thame as part of his UK tour.   Plus, we’ve also got Flo & Joan, an absolutely side-splitting musical comedy sister act who were a big hit at last year’s Fringe!  Tickets just £12 (or £10 if 4 or more booked).

Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp

It’s 2009 and an eighteen year old Steve decides to spend his summer working at a kids camp in America, dreaming of red cups, beach parties and being mistaken for Prince Harry. Unfortunately, coming to America doesn’t stop him from being notoriously terrible with children and even worse at talking to women. Join BBC New Comedy Award winner Steve Bugeja as he relives that fateful summer in his brand new show Summer Camp, his third solo show following two critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Steve has also been seen on Love Island Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and heard on BBC Radio 4’s Fresh From The Fringe. He has recently returned from The Melbourne Comedy Festival, where he appeared in the prestigious Opening Night Gala and Comedy Up Late on ABC.

‘Big laughs and gentle pathos’ ★★★★ Guardian

‘Plentiful jokes and compelling storytelling’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘Truly hilarious’ ★★★★ Fest Mag     ★★★★ Chortle
Flo and Joan: The Kindness of Stranglers 

‘If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan’ (Chortle).

Musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan present a brand-new hour of dark, witty songs. As heard on Radio 4’s Fresh From the Fringe and from their viral hit song The 2016 Song which received over 50 million views online. Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 finalists and Best of the Fest Selection 2016 at Montreal Sketchfest.

“Intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next.” ★★★★ (The Telegraph).

‘A night that I won’t soon forget…an absolute must see’ ★★★★★ (AYoungerTheatre.com).

 

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HERVEY at the court of George II

spite

smut

tales

lies

Friday 2nd February at 7.45pm

Tickets £10

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1737 is a bad year for the Royal Family. King George II and Queen Caroline loathe their son and heir, the Prince of Wales; and the Prince of Wales loathes them back, with interest. Fanning the flames of this bitter feud is the Queen’s Vice-Chamberlain, the witty and vicious Lord Hervey, whose uninhibited reminiscences provide a wickedly entertaining picture of Georgian life-at-the-top, in this one man show by A.P.Waxkirsh.