PREVIEW: ‘Dick Barton and The Tango of Terror’

Besi Besemar November 26, 2016


‘Is this the thin end of the wedge? Will they be letting girls read the news next? Are Rodger and Wilco safe? Can Jock return Daphne’s jewels and save her reputation? Some, if not all, of these questions will answered in the next exciting instalment of – Dick Barton, Special Agent’

web-600Dick Barton, hero of the BBC’s acclaimed 1940s wireless serial, is brought back to life in this the third of Phil Willmott’s critically acclaimed and hugely successful series of musical comedies.

A ruthless Latin lothario has set his sights on the women of London. No gal is safe from his sultry seductions. Thank heavens that square-jawed British hero, Barton, is on hand to save the dignity and diamonds of the dowagers and debutantes. But will the fancy footwork of this foreign fiend and the dreaded EFIL (Evil Foreigners in London) defeat Dick and his pals Jock and Snowy.

This joyful Christmas production will be a bit of a romp, staged in the style of a 1940s Radio play; with the actors broadcasting as if from a BBC studio and includes lots of singing and dancing.

Director Gerry McCrudden recently directed How many Miles to Babylon? at the NVT as well as The Winslow Boy, Hay Fever and Dancing at Lughnasa. Gerry says: “This is quite a departure from those shows and by coincidence  some may see echoes of current national preoccupations but I  could not possibly say!”

Event: Dick Barton and The Tango of Terror

Where: New Venture Theatre, Bedford Pl, Hove, Brighton BN1 2PT:

When: Thursday 1 – December 10, 2016 with a matinee and evening performances on Saturdays December 3 and 10.

Time: Evening performances: 7.45pm. Matinee: Saturday 3/ Sunday 4 and Saturday, December 10 at 2.30pm. No evening performances on Sunday/ Monday evenings.

Cost: Ticket price: £9.00 / Final Friday & Saturday performances: £10.00 / First Thursday & Tuesday nights: £8.00

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