100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.

One of The Guardian’s ‘Top Shows At The Fringe’
One of The Evening Standard’s ‘Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe’

“Sky-high gag rate” METRO

RSC Live: The Winter’s Tale – Cancelled

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances, non-essential visits and events up until the end of June 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.

King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.

RSC Live: The Comedy of Errors – Cancelled

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, all RSC Live events have been cancelled. All ticket holders will be refunded. Stay safe!

A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else.

“So I to find a mother and a brother
In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself”

How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts to rather like it. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? And do they really want to?

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife 2019, The Hypocrite 2017, The Merry Wives of Windsor 2012).

Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors.

Big Red Bath – Postponed

We have now cancelled this event but are looking to book again for Autumn 2021. New dates will be announced soon.

All tickets will be refunded. We hope you can make the new 2021 dates!

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

A quirky, vibrant and humorous adaptation of Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book.

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.

It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath.

Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join in the fun. Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

Adapted from Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book, this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale for 2-5 year olds features music by Evergreen, an alternative indie-electro-pop trio who bring a blend of folk melodies, electro beats and vocal harmonies.

Big Red Bath is an exciting collaboration between Full House Theatre and Half Moon, that returns following hugely successful tours in 2013-2015, including a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival. This uplifting and playful production blends music, song and humorous character based performances in a unique take on this well-loved book.

“A quality show for this age group, excellent” SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE

“A very well conceived show with high production values” THE STABLES, WAVENDON

Performance times:

Friday 29th May @ 2.30pm
Saturday 30th May @ 11.00am then 1.00pm
Sunday 31st May @ 11.00am then 1.00pm (with BSL interpreter)

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Straight from London’s West End via the legendary Sydney Opera House, this international sensation is now coming to The Quarry Theatre in October 2020. Officially the world’s most sought after tribute to the BBC sitcom, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an ‘outrageously funny’ night (Broadway Baby) not to be missed!

Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a plate along with five stars, three courses and two hours of non-stop laughter. Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun and a brilliant night out as you climb inside your favourite TV show and experience it from the inside out… With over 70% improvised, this is the completely immersive and highly interactive experience where anything can happen… and usually does!

“Immersive theatre at its startling best” ★★★★★ BEST OF THEATRE, LONDON WEST END 2019

“For a good dinner and an even better show – this one is a no brainer! It is a fantastic concept executed to perfection, and we can’t recommend this enough. It is two straight hours of side-splitting laughter guaranteed.” ★★★★★ SCOTTISH FIELD, EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 

“Hilarious!” ★★★★★ WHAT’S ON LONDON

“Laughs galore!” ★★★★★ THE HOLIDAY & TRAVEL MAGAZINE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Twirlywoos Live – Postponed

Update 16/05/20: This July show has now been cancelled. We are currently looking into a spring 2021 date and will update the website once this is confirmed. All current ticket holders will be refunded.

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances up until the end of July 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

From the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Sarah and Duck Live on Stage comes another enchanting show for young audiences.

The Twirlywoos are setting sail around the UK to welcome young fans along for a theatrical adventure.

Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery.  With beautifully inventive puppetry the show promises a cast full of all your favourite characters from the hit TV show.

Note: Babes in arms are not required to have a ticket for this show

Performance times:

Wednesday 29th July @ 2.00pm
Thursday 30th July @ 11.00am & 2.00pm (2.00pm show with BSL interpretation)

Spitfire Solo – Postponed

We have now cancelled this event but are looking to book again for Spring 2021. The new date will be announced soon.

All tickets will be automatically be transferred over to this new date. Do let us know if you are unable to make it so we can issue a full refund.

Written and performed by Nicholas Collett
Co-devised and directed by Gavin Robertson
Executive Producer Tim Marriott

June 2000 – for eighty-year old Peter Walker, ex-Battle of Britain pilot, an unexpected new challenge is about to begin.

As he re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, he searches for the answer to the biggest question so far!

Personal, charming, funny and inventive, ‘Spitfire Solo’ blends theatre, music and film. Ex-RSC and West End actor Nicholas Collett plays a multitude of characters and recreates the Battle of Britain – onstage!

In association with the RAF Benevolent Fund

“This fascinating one-man show…Nicholas Collett’s finest hour includes not only history, but one man’s life, with its triumphs and its tragedies… he has created, in this understated but deeply felt performance, a memorable character” ★★★★ THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

“Wonderful” JERSEY EVENING POST
“Exceptional…a touching, engaging experience” THE ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

NT Live: Leopoldstadt – Cancelled

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances, non-essential visits and events up until the end of June 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

A new play by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Patrick Marber

Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.

“Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart.” ★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH
“Devastatingly moving” ★★★★ JEWISH CHRONICLE
“Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph.” ★★★★ DAILY MAIL
“Breathtaking, the work of a master” ★★★★ TIME OUT

Please note will not be a live broadcast. It will have been filmed in front of a live audience and released to all sites on DCP and Blu-ray only.

David Harper’s Romp With The Georgians

David Harper’s ‘A Romp With The Georgians’ is coming to theatres around the UK in 2020.

The show takes a funny look at life during the period from 1714-1830. A time in Britain of growth (eg empire) discoveries (eg Australia) inventions (eg roller skates) and shocking tales (eg electrified beds!).

Known for his brightly coloured trousers, David Harper is a BBC TV antiques presenter and historian – he’s always had a fascination with how the Georgians lived, loved and entertained themselves…from the strange pets they kept, their love of drinking (tea and gin in particular!) gambling addictions, medical remedies, we could learn from today! smugglers, tax avoiders and dodgy politicians.

The show will recall an age of lavish and dangerous fashions, terrible jobs, strange events, outrageous characters and dastardly historical stories our history teachers didn’t tell us!

There’s a book to go with the show too, they’ll be free giveaways, the odd competition and a chance to ask questions throughout…the audience is guaranteed to learn something new, be shocked, surprised or laugh at just how similar the Georgians really were to us!

David might even spread a bit of gossip and tell the odd tale from the world of TV!

The Ultimate Commitments & Blues Brothers Experience

Note: We are selling this event unreserved. On arrival, you will have the choice throughout the evening to either sit in the circle or stand / dance in the stalls area (as these seats will be retracted back).

In a show that has been described as “absolutely amazing” and “truly authentic”, take a trip down memory lane as you hear the best songs from The Commitments and The Blues Brothers in a full live-band experience.

Get your dancing shoes on, as Jake and Elwood meet Deco and Jimmy in a fantastic experience where Chicago Blues meets Dublin Soul.

The stage show includes state of the art audio visual effects as well as iconic scenes from both cult-classic films.

Expect top quality musical performance from the professional 12 piece Big Soul Band, along with authentic performances including songs from favourites such as Aretha Franklin, The Blues Brothers and Andrew Strong.

Songs including ‘Everybody (needs somebody)’, ‘Try a Little Tenderness’, ‘R.E.S.P.E.C.T’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’ can be heard in the repertoire in a night to truly remember.

Definitely a show not to be missed.

“The Blues Brothers Set is a show in itself, the highlights of which are Ritchie Hicks and Rich Alcock’s superbly energetic performances in the title roles.” AUDIENCE MEMBER

“The band were so tight and the sound they produce would suggest a much larger outfit than the seven in number they are. You guys and the gals have a gem of a show there, professional artistry at its very best.” AUDIENCE MEMBER

“Saw these guys at The Hazlitt last night – awesome. As a die-hard Commitments nut I loved every second. Great stuff. Blues Brothers incredible also.” AUDIENCE MEMBER