Rehearsal images have been released for the 2015 national tour of Craig Gilbert’s stage adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat. The cast includes Michael Rouse as George, Tom Hackney as Harris, David Partridge as J and Anna Westlake as Nelly. Check out the images below (click picture to enlarge).
The tour opens at Cambridge Arts Theatre on 21st January and runs until 27th March at Venue Cymru, Llandudno. Three Men in a Boat is directed by Craig Gilbert, with set design by Victoria Spearing, lighting by Alan Valentine, sound by Giles Thomas, movement by Matt Bugg and musical direction by Tim Van Eyken.
In an attempt to escape the stresses of city life, three friends, J, Harris and George, accompanied by their faithful canine companion Montmorency, decide to take to the river in order to relax and rejuvenate. The holiday, however, quickly unravels and descends into chaos.
Originally intended as a guide to boating on the Thames, Jerome’s ripping yarn of youthful friendship, mischief and folly celebrates the very essence of Britishness. In Craig Gilbert’s production, this classic tale of boating misadventure comes complete with a working pub, live piano accompaniment, some ale, music hall singing, a dog and a lot of physical comedy.