Wry Rye Comedy
long weekend pass

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Event Details

17th March 2017
Rye Creative Centre Theatre
New Road, Rye TN31 7LS

A long weekend pass for all three Wry Rye Comedy Events:
17 – 21st March 2017

Doors will be open from half an hour before each event begins.
Please keep hold of your pass and show at each of the three events.
Disabled Access and toilets, Free Parking on site and Bar

Creators and performers Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas
co-produced by FellSwoop Theatre.
Friday 17th March at 7.30pm
Running Time: 1 hour
Suitable for ages: 14+

Two performers – one Greek, one French – dance and shout, cry and sing, agree and disagree, about life in the Eurohouse. A darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way. Made in transit between Greece and the UK, EUROHOUSE was developed with the help and support of Bios Athens, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, MAYK, Wardrobe Theatre, CPT & Incoming Festival. Nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form.
“This wonderfully playful, intimate and ultimately moving show … constantly pits idealism against self-interest and pragmatism.” ★★★★ —The Guardian
“An exhilarating, intelligent fusion of theatre & lecture”
★★★★ – Broadway Baby
“Timely and refreshing”
★★★★ —The Reviews Hub


THE STARSHIP OSIRIS a new comedy from Willis & Vere
Sunday 19th March at 5pm
Running Time: 1 hour
ADULT HUMOUR – contains strong language

The Starship Osiris is a comedy sci-fi farce about an arrogant theatre maker’s failed attempts to put on a show. It contains live music, videography, puppetry and audience participation and is non-stop fun from blast off to touchdown! Despite a cast that despises him, George Vere will intend to bring you his Sci-Fi masterpiece!
Shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2016

Tuesday 21st March at 7.30pm
Running Time: 1 hour
Suitable for ages: 12+
Created and performed by The Pretend Men
Dramaturg | Nasi Voustas
Lighting Design | Adam Bottomley
Following sellout runs at London’s Soho Theatre, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016, The Cape Town Fringe 2016 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, POLICE COPS is coming to town! THE PRETEND MEN’s critically acclaimed, multi award-winning comedy blockbuster comes to Rye Creative Centre for an action packed hour of adrenaline fuelled physical comedy, cinematic style and uncompromising facial hair.PRESENT DAY (of 1976). Straight-laced rookie Police Cop Jimmy Johnson is out to avenge his brother’s death, and he’s got to go it alone! (with his partner Harrison). The pair begin digging and soon unearth the soily secrets that the case holds. Police Cops is a cinematic joyride, speeding down Adventure Avenue in a souped-up squad car. Oh, and did I mention…the steering wheel is made out of guns.
WINNER – ‘Cape Town Fringe Best International Show 2016′
WINNER – ‘The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2015’
WINNER – ‘Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2015’
WINNER – ‘Pulse Festival Suitcase Award 2015’
WINNER – ‘VAULT Festival People’s Choice Award 2016’
WINNER – ‘IYAF Best Comedy Show Award 2016’
WINNER – ‘IYAF Best Theatre Award 2016’
★★★★★ “Unbeatable physical cop parody” – The Stage
★★★★★ “The juggernaut of cheesy parody” – EdFestMag
★★★★★ “The best comedy show of 2015″ – The New Current
★★★★★ “An absolute jewel in the crown” – The Argus
★★★★ “The Pajama Men meets Max and Ivan” – Herald Sun
★★★★ “A joy to behold” – Scotsman

Police Cops is supported in development by The New Wolsey Theatre, The New Diorama Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and Arts Council England.

For more information on each event please go to the individual event pages.

The two workshops are by separate ticket and NOT included in the Long Weekend Pass

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