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    Craig Gilbert’s adaption[sic] of ‘Three Men in a Boat’ is returning to The Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke at the end of October.
    Here’s what they say:
    “Original Theatre Company take this classic tale of British misadventure and folly by the scruff of the neck. Equipped with a working pub, live piano accompaniment, some ale, music hall singing, a dog and a feast of physical comedy…” Based on this, I’ve decided to stay at home, and read the book again, instead!

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    Nathalie Sandoz

    Dear Jerome K Jerome lovers,

    We are very proud to present you our theatre adaptation in French of Three men in a boat which has been touring successfully in Switzerland and France since 2014. For the greatest delight of our audience, we have kept the spirit of the novel and added four orignal songs written especially for us.

    This summer our three men will accost the famous international festival in Avignon and we have just lunched a crowdfunding project to help us finance this exciting adventure. We thought you might want to take a look and check out the teaser en français of course !
    You are also very welcome to visit our website ( and/or contact us if you wish any further information about our play. If you are interested, we can happily send you a link to the whole play.
    Kind regards to all of you, Nathalie – Cie De Facto / Artistic Director

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    Philip Holden

    The Oast Theatre in Tonbridge, Kent presents Daniel O’Brien’s adaptation of Three Men in a Boat
    22nd – 29th July 2017
    We think this is a far more faithful adaptation of the book than many, keeping much of the language though, of course, focusing more on the journey itself than many of the digressions which are so entertaining.
    The music is contemporaneous and the staging is simple and imaginative. We’d welcome any Jerome fans!
    Check out

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    Simon Downing

    Hello all
    I am at present trying to adapt Three Men In A Boat into a one man show which is touring nationwide next year.
    Having heard and seen a number of other versions,and am of the opinion that, because of the language and narrative style of the book, it works better as a one man show.
    My dilemma is, trying to edit down the book to a workable length, not losing the journey, yet including those entertaining elements that an audience will enjoy.
    Previous one man versions appear dubious in their quality, to say the least !
    I have my work cut out…..
    Any suggestions ?

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    Jeremy Nicholas

    Hello Simon,
    I adapted the book as a one-man show in the early 1980s. I produced it and starred in it at the Edinburgh Festival, in the West End and then did a UK tour before filming it for Channel 4. You might think what I did to be ‘of dubious quality’ , but it seemed to work rather well. if you want any advice – or indeed if you want to use my adaptation – then please get in touch.
    Jeremy Nicholas

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