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3 Men in a Boat

Following hit tours in 2012 and 2014, Craig Gilbert’s acclaimed adaption of Jerome K Jerome’s classic tale of boating misadventure, Three Men in a Boat, docks at the Mercury Theatre this March.

Produced by The Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, the quintessentially British comedy will play at the Mercury from Monday, 23rd until Wednesday 25th March.
In an attempt to escape the stresses of city life, three friends, J, Harris and George, accompanied by their faithful canine companion Montmorency, decide to take to the river in order to relax and rejuvenate. The holiday, however, quickly unravels and descends into chaos.

Originally intended as a guide to boating on the Thames, Jerome’s ripping yarn of youthful friendship, mischief and folly celebrates the very essence of Britishness. In Craig Gilbert’s production, this classic tale of boating misadventure comes complete with a working pub, live piano accompaniment, some ale, music hall singing, a dog and a lot of physical comedy.

Alastair Whatley, director of The Original Theatre Company said, “Jerome K Jerome has been accused of writing the funniest book of all time. Now, over 125 years later, it still has the power to make people laugh uncontrollably in public places. Craig Gilbert’s adaption also manages to make people laugh uncontrollably, but in the safety of a theatre.”

Three Men in a Boat will play at the Mercury Theatre from Monday, March 23 until Wednesday, March 25. Tickets start at £10.

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