Tristram Shandy: Live at London!

Nov 07 2017 20:00 - 21:30

The Old Sorting Office Art Centre, 49 Station Rd, SW13 0LF London

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

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

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.

General Admission

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Cheese board + 2 small glasses of wine (ticket not included- please buy separately)

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