Village Idiot Tickets

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
Booking to 6 May 2023
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Village Idiot is an audacious comedy by exciting new playwright Samson Hawkins.

Mark Benton (Grantchester, The Nevers, Waterloo Road) leads a talented cast in the comedy where family feuds kick off around a country fair that all you townies are invited to.

Welcome to Syresham, South Northamptonshire. It’s not quite the Cotswolds, not quite one of those posh villages Americans have in movies, but it does have Syresham’s Got Talent, the headline event of the village fair.

There’ll be songs, dancing, magic, drag, a bit of wrestling, and Kevin’s doing a meat raffle (vegetarian option: two tins of Strongbow)!

Village Idiot is playing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East from 13 April to 6 May 2023.

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What's the story of Village Idiot?

“If I were an animal there would be legislation to protect my home, but because I’m just a bloody human they can do whatever the f**k they like.”

Townies have decided they want a lie in, so they’re building a new high-speed railway. Issue is, it’s going right through Barbara Honeybone’s house, and she ‘ent having none of it. Barbara’s grandson Peter works for the townies and it’s his job to convince the village that having a two-tonne bullet hurtling through the cabbage patches will actually be for the best.

Then there’s Harry, Barbara’s younger grandson, he ‘ent that bothered about trains, he’s only got eyes for Debbie Mahoney. But the only thing Barbara hates more than townies is the Mahoneys…

Who is in the cast of Village Idiot?

Kevin Mark Benton 
Harry Maximilian Fairley 
Peter Philip Labey 
Liam Joseph Langdon 
Barbara Eileen Nicholas 
Debbie Faye Wiggan

Who are the creative team of Village Idiot?

Writer Samson Hawkins
Director Nadia Fall
Set & Costume Designer Lily Arnold
Sound Designer & Composer Max Pappenheim
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Movement Director Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Casting Director Jacob Sparrow
Associate Director Timothy Trimingham Lee
Illusion Consultant Sam Lupton
Voice & Dialect Coach Kate Godfrey
Musical Director Roshi Nasehi
Fight Director Bret Yount
Costume Supervisor Emilie Carter
Prop Supervisor Charlotte Neville
Creative Associate – Costume and Props Rachael Light
Creative Associate – Lighting Amelia Hawkes
Creative Associate – Sound Claire Stamp
Associate Movement Director Guy Salim
Dramaturg Jack Bradley
Production Manager Andrew Quick
Company Stage Manager Patricia Davenport
Deputy Stage Manager Sabine Schmidt-Bink
Assistant Stage Manager Zoe Leonard
Creative Enablers Darius Gervinskas, Valentine Hanson, Ciara Killick

Cast & Creatives Highlights

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 6 May 2023
Age restrictions
Running time
To be confirmed

Important Notes

Content Warning: Contains very strong language and discusses themes some may find upsetting relating to race, sexuality and disability.

Venue Information

Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN
Nearest Tube or Train: Stratford
Nearest Buses: 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86

Ticket Information

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