14th October 2014 at 5:20 pm #630
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!
rwsQuote27th May 2017 at 2:10 pm #1127
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 (www.compagnie.defacto.ch) 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
Nathalie SandozQuote30th June 2017 at 8:34 am #1137
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 http://www.oasttheatre.com
Philip HoldenQuote4th October 2018 at 9:33 am #1260
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 ?
Simon DowningQuote30th October 2018 at 5:25 pm #1268
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.
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Interesting linksHere are some interesting links for you! Enjoy your stay :)
- Alliance of Literary Societies
- Anthologies containing works by Jerome
- Audio recordings
- Books with contributions by Jerome
- Jerome the man
- Map of the River Thames – 1884
- Newspaper and periodical contributions by Jerome – correspondence
- Newspaper contributions by Jerome
- Periodical contributions by Jerome
- Periodicals edited by Jerome
- Three Men – The Facts
- Unpublished plays by Jerome
- 01. On the Stage – and Off: the Brief Career of a Would-be Actor
- 02. Barbara. A Play in One Act
- 03. The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
- 04. When Greek Meets Greek
- 05. Sunset
- Jerome In Pictures
- Photo gallery
- 06. Fennel. A New Romantic Play
- 07. Playwriting: a Handbook for Would-be Dramatic Authors
- 08. Stage-land
- 09. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog)
- 10. Told After Supper
- Jerome In Words
- 11. Diary of a Pilgrimage
- 12. Weeds. A Story in Seven Chapters.
- 13. Novel Notes
- 14. John Ingerfield, and Other Stories
- 15. My First Book
- 16. The Prude’s Progress
- 17. Biarritz
- 18. Sketches in Lavender Blue and Green
- 19. The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
- 20. Three Men on the Bummel
- 21. Three Men on Wheels
- 22. The Observations of Henry
- 23. Miss Hobbs
- 24. Paul Kelver
- 25. Tea-Table Talk
- 26. Woodbarrow Farm
- 27. Tommy and Co.
- 28. American Wives and Others
- 29. Idle Ideas in 1905
- 30. The Passing of the Third Floor Back and Other Stories
- The JKJ Society
- 31. The Passing of the Third Floor Back
- 32. The Angel and the Author – and Others
- 33. Fanny and the Servant Problem
- 34. They and I
- 35. The Passing of the Third Floor Back. An Idle Fancy in a Prologue, a Play and an Epilogue
- 36. The Master of Mrs. Chilvers
- 37. Robina in Search of a Husband
- 38. Malvina of Brittany
- 39. The Street of the Blank Wall and Other Stories
- 40. All Roads Lead to Calvary
- 41. Anthony John, a Biography
- 42. The Celebrity. A Play in three Acts
- 43. My Life and Times
- 44. The Soul of Nicholas Snyders
- 45. A Comment on Bicycles and Cycling Posters in the Nineties