Up Pompeii this week in the Norbury Theatre

Up PompeiiA cult BBC sit-com from the early 1970’s written for the cult comedian – Frankie Howerd. This brilliantly crafted homage to this TV classic brings out all that was truly captivating about the heyday of bawdy comedy and innuendo and genius of Frankie Howerd.

The story is set in ancient Rome, before the huge eruption (Ooh Missus -see what I did there!) Lurcio (the part written for Howerd), the slave of Senator Ludicrous Sextus, and our hero and guide is attempting to deliver his traditional Prologue and begin proceedings but he quickly gets caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house.

Why does Ludicrous not leave for the Senate meeting in Rome? Why does his wife, Ammonia, return so quickly from the country? Who will take care of the escaped slave girl, Voluptua, and will Nausius, Ludicrous and Ammonia’s e ete son, ever be able to write a decent love poem? Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance – what could that possibly be? (Hint – the clue is in the title!) 

Thursday 21st – Saturday 23rd &
Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th July

Tickets £11/10

An amateur production presented by THE NORBURY PLAYERS. This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD

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