All posts by John Hewer

STEPTOE ON TOUR BREAKING ALL RECORDS!

We’re five shows into our brand new production Steptoe and Son and the crowd appreciation has been phenomenal!

Our shows are selling out across the board, with extra performances being added all the time, so if you haven’t seen it yet, snap up a ticket pronto!

Here’s some choice pictures from our latest photo shoot. Check out all the details at our dedicated Steptoe Page.

 

John Hewer as Harold and Sophie Grundy-Holmes as Jane
Jeremy Smith as Albert

BUY – A FISTFUL OF SPAGHETTI

(c) Jack Lovett
(c) Jack Lovett

Our smash hit, gag-packed crowd pleaser A FISTFUL OF SPAGHETTI has been published by new writing specialists 49Knights and is now available for you to discover or relive the sheer non-stop zaniness of this hilarious poncho-pastiche.

To find out more about this West End show click here.

(c) Jack Lovett
(c) Jack Lovett

To purchase a copy for just £5.99 (RRP £8.99) + £1 p&p, please email john@hambledonproductions.com.

If you’re a theatre company interested in performing A Fistful of Spaghetti, we’d be delighted to talk about the various licensing deals we offer, which are entirely flexible to accommodate your budget, venue and other considerations.
Please email admin@hambledonproductions.com to get the tumbleweed rolling!

(c) Jack Lovett
(c) Jack Lovett

NEW PRODUCTION: STEPTOE AND SON

To mark 55 years since the original broadcast, we’ve been entrusted to recreate classic episodes of the superlative Steptoe and Son.

Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the series ran for 12 years from 1962-1974 and hit a grand total of 58 episodes. Popular ever since, Steptoe famously broke new ground for the sitcom genre, incorporating a bittersweet tragicomic scenario between a pair of rag-and-bone-men, who were, of course, father and son.

We’ve been given the go-ahead to stage three original episodes and, after a delve through the G&S archive and a recent online poll through our mailing list and facebook/twitter followers, we’ll be announcing the episode titles shortly!

In the meantime, thank you for all your continuing support. 2016 has been a fabulous year so far with new writing from Murder on the Oriental Princess, a new production of Anthony Shaffer’s classic Sleuth and we’re seeing out the year in style with a whopping 50+ venue UK tour of our flagship show – Just Like That!

Join our mailing list for updates and our fun Facebook pages (HambledonProductions & JustLikeThatTheTommyCooperShow) and Twitter accounts (@HambledonProds & @theTCooperShow)

You can also search #SteptoePlay and #LongLiveTC for all our latest news, reviews, pics and jokes.

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son

PRAISE FROM ROY HUDD (O.B.E.)

Our participation in ‘A Day By The Sea’ – the annual all-day event produced and hosted by the British Music Hall and Variety Society went down a storm. We truly, truly enjoyed the day, evidenced by this particular photo…

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… and we received a lovely follow up email on  behalf of the President, Roy Hudd O.B.E. who kindly wrote…

“Thank you so much for bringing your fabulous show to our audiences. It was a real highlight, and a true resurrection of Tommy’s gift as a performer. Good luck on all your ventures and hope to catch up with you on the road again soon.”

We’re not going to argue with that 😉

The work and laughs of the BMHS is astonishing and well worth a gander. Find out more about their regular shows and history by visiting their page here.

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Tickets selling out fast!

Tickets for our Scratch Night winner Murder on the Oriental Princess are selling out fast!

The show, which is premiering at the Riverhead Theatre in Louth has already sold over 70% across our two performances on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June.

Visit our fab page for more details.