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Tue 26 Aug 2014, 7:30pm
Wed 27 Aug 2014, 7:30pm
Thu 28 Aug 2014, 6:30pm
Fri 29 Aug 2014, 7:30pm
Sat 30 Aug 2014, 7:30pm

Where: Court Theatre, Bernard St, Addington, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults from: $51.00
  • Under 25 from: $32.00
  • Child from: $22.00
  • Senior 65yrs+ from: $44.00
  • Group bookings (20+) from: $42.00
  • Supporters from: $42.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: TheCourtTheatre1

Filthy traitor or silly duffer?

May 1940, popular British humourist P. G. Wodehouse (Plum) - the creator of Jeeves and Wooster - is captured by the Germans whilst trying to flee France and sent to an internment camp.

Aided by his American friends, Wodehouse is later released into the comparative luxury of a Berlin hotel. There he meets a 'Hollywood friend' - a Nazi propagandist - who persuades him to record a series of radio broadcasts aimed at America, who the Germans want to keep out of the war.

When the broadcasts reach British ears there is outrage. The English press brand Wodehouse a traitor; his books are taken off the shelves in public libraries; and parliament calls for his head on a stick.

From the funniest author of his time, to one of the most hated men in Britain, Wodehouse finds himself at the centre of a WWII scandal entirely of his own making.

Facing imminent interrogation from the British Secret Service M.I.5, he turns to an impish muse and sardonic butler for support… with surprising and witty results.

In his fourth play written for The Court Theatre, Roy Smiles mimics the comic genius of P. G. Wodehouse in a romp through Plum's paranoia.

"Isn't it the damnedest thing, how Fate lurks to sock you with the stuffed eel skin?"
P. G. Wodehouse

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