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Wow! What a remarkable year 2017 has been!

As the year marked 10 years of Hambledon, we were determined to really splash out and make the year stand out. With ‘Just Like That!’ enjoying sell-out success across the UK, we also launched our equally popular ‘Steptoe and Son’ stage show, notched up another new writing play with ‘Live In Five’, celebrated Lincolnshire and the arts with a very special Gala Night including special guest Nicholas Parsons and, arguably most impressively, staged a revival of the long-lost Lionel Bart Robin Hood musical comedy ‘Twang!!’

All we can say is a big, whole-hearted thank you to all our followers. We extend that to all our wonderful production cast and crews we’ve had the pleasure to work with.

Here’s to 2018 and all it may bring.

Hamble10 – Gala Night


Celebrating 10 Fantastic Years of Theatre
from Hambledon Productions

You are invited to an unforgettable evening of fun, prizewinning games and top entertainment!

To mark our 10th year anniversary, we’re holding our first ever Gala Night at the Riverhead Theatre. This formal dress event will feature a celebration of all things Hambledon, including a special, unique performance of our film-noir spoof which kickstarted it all back in 2007 – STOP!… You’re Killing Me. There’ll be a Gala Raffle (top prize = win a holiday in Portugal), red carpet with full V.I.P. treatment, free cake and prosecco, plus, as our guest of honour, Lincolnshire-born and national treasure Nicholas Parsons C.B.E. will be appearing!

Plenty more in the way of giveaways, interactive displays and photo opportunities!

Tickets are on sale NOW.
01507 600350


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


(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 [email protected].

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 [email protected] to get the tumbleweed rolling!

(c) Jack Lovett
(c) Jack Lovett


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!

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

Steptoe and Son
Steptoe and Son