A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn and is stopping off at CAST, Doncaster on Thu 26 November.
Just Some Theatre Company are the talented young bunch behind The Doppel Gang, a new comedy by Dominic Hedges which will tour 12 venues between September and November.
The Doppel Gang combines the wild wit of iconic comedy giants The Marx Brothers – Groucho, Harpo and Chico – with generous helpings of British humour and humility.
War wages in Europe, while back in Blighty a group of entertainers battle to save a theatre from closure by masquerading as The Marx Brothers.
As the Blitz tears through London, a hopeless theatre manager, Lombard, persuades a desperate double act, Tommy and Cyril and not-so-convincing male impersonator Rachel to join him in an audacious stunt; one last roll of the dice to save his building and boost morale.
The curtain is about to rise, but so are the stakes as an unprecedented series of revelations leads to an exhilarating chain of events. Will anyone believe they are the real Marx Brothers?
Arts Council England have supported the development of The Doppel Gang script and also support the 2015 UK tour.
Here’s what the critics had to say about Just Some Theatre Company’s tour of Coward, a speculative fiction about the playwright and wit Noel Coward, by James Martin Charlton.
“They clearly love every moment of their performance and it is a delight to watch”
West End Wilma
“The three men have a fantastic chemistry on stage and seamlessly they work together to create a big story in a small room”
“A gripping production with numerous layers to feed your mind and imagination for days”
Coward was very well received by audiences and critics alike, so in tripling the number of legendary figures on stage, Just Some Theatre have the recipe for an unmissable show with The Doppel Gang.
Writer Dominic Hedges
Director Terence Mann
Dramaturge Mark Whitelaw
Set Designer Anastasia Burton
Cast Jake Urry (Lombard/Chico)
Jordan Moore (Cyril/Groucho)
Peter Stone (Tommy/Harpo)
Rachel Hartley (Rachel/Colette)
Find out more about Just Some Theatre Company at:
Facebook / Twitter: justsometheatre
(Please note The Doppel Gang is suitable for over 15’s only)
Venue: CAST, Doncaster
Date: Thursday 26 November 2015
Booking: www.doncasterticketoffice.co.uk / 01302 303 959