Snapdragon Productions with Damian Arnold presents

Thark

by Ben Travers, adapted by Clive Francis

 

"Clive Francis is a pure joy to watch." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Times

 

"An engagingly dotty vintage farce leaves Charles Spencer spluttering with joy. Wonderfully funny." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

 

"A joyous evening." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

 

"This farcical comedy provides moments of unalloyed comic joy." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

 

"An outstanding performance from Clive Francis." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

 

"A classic piece of blissful tomfoolery." The Independent

 

"A gem of a performance from Andrew Jarvis as the creepy butler in the haunted house." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

 

"Ben Travers' joyous farce creates an alternative universe in which panic lurks just below an innocent surface." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

 

"Technically, the piece is brilliant." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

 

"James Dutton is spot-on and delectably funny as the plucky, vacuous Ronny, forming an endearing double-act with Clive Francis' excellent Sir Hector." The Independent

 

"Eleanor Rhode's nimble and witty revival." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

 

"There is no excuse not to go." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Islington Gazette

 

"Ben Travers' 1926 Aldwych Farce is engagingly revived at the Park Theatre by Eleanor Rhode for Snapdragon Productions." The Independent

 

"Andrew Jarvis plays the ghostly servant with a magnificently sepulchral voice." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

 

"It was impossible to find fault with Eleanor Rhode’s joyous direction." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Islington Gazette

 

"Farce with the dust blown off... all round winning." The Londonist

 

"James Dutton is an absolute delight as the innocently blundering nephew." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

 

"There is much excitement in the last few minutes of the production, when the fire blows outs, lightning strikes, your heart pounds in surprise and you forget where you are for just a moment - truly enthralling." The Upcoming

 

"There is good work all round, especially from James Dutton as Sir Hector's wide-eyed nephew and Claire Cartwright as the nephew's mountainly suspicious fiancée. ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

 

"[Thark is] brought sparkily to the boil both by Clive Francis' own adaptation of the script, and Eleanor Rhode's spirited direction which blows away the dust from the piece with sheer attack." The Londonist

 

"Claire Cartwright brings a glistening touch of steel." ★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

 

"Eleanor Rhode's Thark by Ben Travers (adapted by Clive Francis) is authentically British and promises hilarity in an entertaining evening out at Park Theatre." The Upcoming

 

"Clive Francis is clearly enjoying himself hugely playing the rakish Sir Hector Benbow and it's infectious." The Londonist

 

"Driven by the quick-wittier dialogue and the dedication of the actors, the cast come together magnetically to deliver this well- timed, exuberant comedy." The Upcoming