After successfully bringing Dad’s Army and ‘Allo ‘Allo! to the stage, Calibre Productions return to the Theatre Royal with a real ‘coup de theatre’ - the first ever professional stage adaptation of the BBC’s hit comedy PORRIDGE.
Penned by the original writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais - the same fabulous team who gave us Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - this hilarious new play features all your favourite characters from the original series. So prepare for laughs-a-plenty as Fletch, played by Shaun Williamson (EastEnders and Extras), as well as Godber and the other inmates of Slade Prison, take on the system under the nose of the ever suspicious Mr Mackay.
'A sparkling jewel of comedy'
THE TIMES (ON THE TV SERIES)
'A stirring triumph behind bars'
The Daily Telegraph ****
'Extremely good. The performances are ‘uniformly’ excellent'
What’s on Stage ****
'Probably the most likeable piece of theatre I’ve seen in a long time'
Coventry Telegraph ****
'Delicious Porridge – the legendary prison comedy - is just as good on stage as it was on TV'
Mail on Sunday
'Banged up on the stage, but as liberating as ever'
'Something rather special – an evening that has its own pace, pulse and pathos'
The Daily Telegraph
'Shaun Williamson’s comic timing is spot-on'