Up Pompeii: June 2016
By Miles Tredinnick
Based on the original characters devised by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin for the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full-length play seen on a national tour in 2011 starring Damian Williams as Lurcio, Senator Ludicrus Sextus’s slave.
As Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue and begin proceedings, he’s quickly caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house. Why does Ludicrus not leave for the Senate meeting in Rome? Why does his wife return so quickly from the country? Who will take care of the escaped slave girl, Voluptua, and will Nausius’s love poetry improve? Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance – what could that possibly be? A riot from start to finish.
Scroll down for photos, cast and crew.
|Cast (in order of appearance)||Backstage|
|Corneous: Dominic Pinkham||Directors: Hazel Randall, Tim Travers|
|Ammonia: Helen Simmons||Stage Manager: Derek Welch|
|Ludicrus Sextus: Graham Blyth||ASM: Miriam Welch, Imogen Bruce|
|Erotica: Amy Knight||Prompt: Sue Bignell|
|Lurcio: Tim Travers||Costumes: Helen Simmons|
|Senna: Suzanne Challinor||Set: Kees Van Woerkom|
|Voluptua: Laura Williamson||Props: The Company|
|Captain Treacherus: Frank Bruce||Lighting and effects: Jonathan Emery|
|Kretinus: John Meikle||Publicity: Derek Welch|
|Nausius: Tom Denny||Programme and posters: James Travers|
|Suspenda: Laura Wakefield||Publicity photos: Ben Britton|