Village Idiot

Village Idiot

Written by Samson Hawkins
Directed by Nadia Fall

“If I were an animal there would be legislation to protect my home, but because I’m just a bloody human they can do whatever the f**k they like.”

Townies have decided they want a lie in, so they’re building a new high-speed railway. Issue is, it’s going right through Barbara Honeybone’s house, and she ‘ent having none of it. Barbara’s grandson Peter works for the townies and it’s his job to convince the village that having a two-tonne bullet hurtling through the cabbage patches will actually be for the best.

Then there’s Harry, Barbara’s younger grandson, he ‘ent that bothered about trains, he’s only got eyes for Debbie Mahoney. But the only thing Barbara hates more than townies is the Mahoneys.

Welcome to Syresham, South Northamptonshire. It’s not quite the Cotswolds, not quite one of those posh villages Americans have in movies, but it does have Syresham’s Got Talent, the headline event of the village fair. There’ll be songs, dancing, magic, drag, a bit of wrestling, and Kevin’s doing a meat raffle (vegetarian option: two tins of Strongbow).

VILLAGE IDIOT is an audacious comedy, where family feuds kick off around a country fair that all you townies are invited to.

We hope it’s a bit like the other plays you’ve seen here, but less s**t.

Ramps On The Moon is the pioneering initiative committed to putting deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work.

Presented by Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse and Ramps On The Moon.

Concessions
Available for under 17s

£15 tickets for Young Royalty and Local Royalty members for the following performances: 13-18 Apr & 20-21 Apr. Click here to find out more about our Royalty Scheme.

Click here for details about companion/carer tickets

Schools Rates
Newham schools: £12 per person
All other schools: £14 per person

Group Bookings
If you buy nine standard rate tickets then you get the 10th free. Group bookings (of nine or more tickets) can only be booked over the phone or in person.

Booking Enquiries
Our online booking system doesn’t allow customers to leave isolated seats. We do this in order to prevent gaps in the auditorium.

Currently seats are on sale from Row B in the stalls, and it is possible that Row A will go on sale at a later date, so please be aware that purchasing seats in Row B does not guarantee that you will be in the front row.

Please note that our boxes have a slightly restricted view. Seats marked with an ‘i’ on the seating plan have a restricted view.

If you require any help with your booking then please contact our Box Office by emailing tickets@stratfordeast.com or calling 020 8534 0310.

Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

CAST
Kevin Mark Benton 
Harry Maximilan Fairley 
Peter Philip Labey 
Liam Joseph Langdon 
Barbara Eileen Nicholas 
Debbie Faye Wiggan

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CREATIVE TEAM
Writer Samson Hawkins 
Director Nadia Fall 
Set & Costume Designer Lily Arnold 
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Composer & Sound Designer Max Pappenheim 
Movement Director Carrie-Anne Ingrouille 
Casting Director Jacob Sparrow 
Associate Director Timothy Trimingham Lee 
Costume Supervisor Emilie Carter 
Production Manager Andrew Quick 
Company Stage Manager Patricia Davenport
Deputy Stage Manager Sabine Schmidt-Bink
Assistant Stage Manager Zoe Leonard

Cover image photography by Gary Lashmar 

More Information

Age Guidance: 16+ (click here for Content Advisory Notes)

 

Access Performances
Socially Distanced & Masked: Sat 22 Apr, 2.30pm 
BSL Interpreted: Fri 28 Apr, 7.30pm & Thu 04 May, 7.30pm 
Audio Described: Wed 26 Apr, 2.30pm & Sat 06 May, 2.30pm 


Every performance of Village Idiot is Captioned and will be in a Relaxed Environment (what's this?)

 

Dates, Times & Tickets
  • Thu 13 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Fri 14 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 15 Apr 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 15 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Tue 18 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Wed 19 Apr 7:00 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Thu 20 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Fri 21 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 22 Apr 2:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Socially distanced performance
  • Sat 22 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Thu 13 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Fri 14 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 15 Apr 2:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 15 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Tue 18 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £32.50 Captioned Performance
  • Wed 19 Apr 7:00 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Thu 20 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Fri 21 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Sat 22 Apr 2:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Socially distanced performance
  • Sat 22 Apr 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance

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