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Script – Up Pompeii

Script – Up Pompeii

Up Pompeii written by Miles Tredinnick and based on characters by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin
Published by Josef Weinberger Plays
5F, 6M

From the publishers:

Based on the original characters devised by Talbot Rothwell and Sid Colin for the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings back all the television favourites in this full-length play. As Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue and begin proceedings, he’s quickly caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons in all quarters of his master’s house. Why does Ludicrus not leave for the Senate meeting in Rome? Why does his wife return so quickly from the country? Who will take care of the escaped slave girl, Voluptua? And will Nausius’s love poetry improve? Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance – what could that possibly be? A riot from start to finish.

Miles Tredinnick’s first stage play Because of Mr Darrow was staged at the Finborough Arms Theatre in London in 1983. This was followed by the comedy Laugh? I Nearly Went to Miami! which premiered at the Pentameters Theatre in Hampstead before appearing as part of the first Liverpool Festival of Comedy. His other stage plays include It’s Now or Never!, Twist and Topless. For television Miles has created and written the BBC1 series Wyatt’s Watchdogs, and co-wrote the Frankie Howerd TV special Superfrank. He was a writer on Birds of a Feather and has written a novel, Fripp. In addition to his writing, under the stage name of Riff Regan, Miles is the lead singer of the band London, recently reformed after a 30 year hiatus and in 2012 London released a new album, Reboot.

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