20th Oct, 2017

BBC comedy Up Pompeii revived on Rugby Theatre stage

Coventry Editorial 30th Jun, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE stage version of the hilarious BBC comedy Up Pompeii is to be staged at Rugby Theatre.

The farcical romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full-length play full of sexual innuendo during a week-long run beginning on Saturday, July 5.

Gary Van Sluiters takes on Frankie Howerd’s character Lurcio who attempts to deliver his prologue and begin proceedings, but is quickly caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house.

Growing chaos ensues as an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance.

The BBC made two series of the hit comedy broadcast between 1969 and 1970. The first series was written by Carry On films writer Talbot Rothwell while the second was written by Rothwell and Sid Colin.

This stage version is written by Miles Tredinnick and is directed in Rugby by Mike Allen.

He said: “Up Pompeii is a classic British comedy full of puns and double-entendres that will have you howling with laughter.”

Tickets are on sale at rugbytheatre.co.uk/pompeii or via the box office 01788 541234.

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