Three Men in a Boat set to moor at Venue Cymru

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A scene from Three Men in a boat.

Jerome K Jerome’s quintessential British comedy Three Men In A Boat will be staged at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, later this month.

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.

Alastair Whatley, director of the Original Theatre Company, said: “Jerome K Jerome has been accused of writing the funniest book of all time.

!Now, 125 years later, it still has the power to make people laugh uncontrollably in public places. Craig Gilbert’s adaptation also manages to make people laugh uncontrollably, but in the safety of a theatre.”

The cast of Three Men In A Boat  includes Anna Westlake, Tom Hackney and Alastair Whatley.

The Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ production of Three Men In A Boat can be seen at Venue Cymru, on March 26 and 27.