Thark

Production details

  • Venue
  • Upstairs at the Gatehouse
  • Production company
  • Hidden Pearl Productions
  • Performance dates
  • 2–21 September 2008
  • Written by
  • Ben Travers
  • Directed by
  • Crispin Harris
  • Assistant director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Lighting designer
  • Will Evans
  • Producer
  • Crispin Harris
  • Production manager
  • Debbie Waters
  • Technical operator
  • Phoebe Tait
  • Construction
  • Richard Latham

Cast

  • Sir Hector Benbow
  • Jonathan Sanger
  • Lady Benbow
  • Desiree Nocher
  • Kitty Stratton
  • Natalie Eve
  • Ronald Gamble
  • Paul Lincoln
  • Hook
  • Charlie Woodcock
  • Warner
  • Jones
  • Trisha Champaneri
  • Cherry Buck
  • Natalie Lucas
  • Mrs Frush
  • Hannah Harford
  • Lionel Frush
  • Greg Cheverall
  • Whittle
  • Charles Pickersgill

Synopsis

Hidden Pearl’s Time Out Critics’ Choice production of Travers’s classic farce. Sir Hector Benbow may have an eye for the ladies but he makes a mistake when he sells the manor of Thark to the formidable Mrs Frush. She thinks it’s haunted and Sir Hector’s accident-prone nephew, Ronnie, vows to stay the night there to prove she is wrong.

Paul Lincoln is particularly good as the highly strung nephew. I’ve certainly never seen a farce produced with this unusual combination of youthful charm and attention to detail.
— Time Out (Critics' Choice)