And it was written: let there be a book tour. Tristram Shandy's sizzling autobiography, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, has been in print for 240 years. To celebrate, the author is touring the country, wowing audiences with a theatrical extravaganza which captures the scandal, wit and wisdom of this instant classic. Morrissey's autobiography went straight to Penguin Classics; well Tristram's got Oxford and Wordsworth as well. Although we tend not to talk about the Wordsworth edition.
After acclaimed runs in Cambridge and Edinburgh, StraightUp is very proud to present Will Dalrymple's "masterful" (The Tab) adaptation of Laurence Sterne's hilarious and groundbreaking novel, praise for which includes: “Every scene, in fact glitters with more wit than lesser shows muster in an hour.” “Deliciously intelligent script, coupled with unerring direction” - Varsity 4.5/5 stars
“Laurence Sterne’s seemingly unadaptable novel Tristram Shandy is masterfully adapted and unapologetically performed [...]. An explosive, anarchic and all-together hilarious twist on the original nine volume epic.” “Every element of this production crackled with a fast-paced farcical energy” “If you enjoy fast paced, absurd, ‘meta’ comedy complete with linguistic playfulness and larger than life performance, I cannot recommend this show enough.” - The Tab 4/5 stars
Cast Tristram Shandy - Tim Atkin Alice - Inge-Vera Lipsius Walter Shandy - Sam Lamont Elizabeth Shandy - Molly Stacey Uncle Toby - Robert Eyers Widow Wadman - Millie Foy Corporal Trim - Tim Vaughan Bridget - Rhiannon Shaw Susannah - Ellie Cole Doctor Slop - Patrick Wilson Obadiah - Toby Waterworth The Midwife - Ruby Keane Dr Maningham, The Curate - Elliott Wright
Creatives Director/Writer - Will Dalrymple Producers - Will Dalrymple, Mark Bittlestone, William Penswick Publicity Designer - Hannah Taylor
Start time: 8pm
The bar will be open from 7pm so come early for a glass of wine and a light snack. You can also preorder a cheese board which will be ready on your arrival.
Cheese board + 2 small glasses of wine (ticket not included- please buy separately)