David Pugh and Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with Birmingham Rep present

The Play What I Wrote

By Hamish McColl and Sean Foley and, of course, Eddie Braben

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The most glorious, affectionate homage to one of the greatest comedy duos of all time. I was convulsed with laugher’

Mail on Sunday

Hilarious. The gags come thick and fast producing a kind of comic delirium


I laughed until I cried


When The Play What I Wrote opened in London’s West End, every single review was a rave, every show a sell-out and it won every major theatre award. The Sunday Times called it ‘a triumph’ and The Observer said ‘audiences weep with laughter’.

Hamish has written a play, an epic set in the French Revolution called ‘A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple’. Sean, on the other hand, wants to continue with their double act. He believes that if they perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise, Hamish’s confidence will be restored and the double act will go on. But first Sean needs to persuade a guest star to appear in the play what Hamish wrote...

With a mystery guest star at every performance, this ‘recklessly, tear-inducingly funny show’ (The Guardian) is ‘a loving celebration of comic genius which is itself touched with comic genius’ (Daily Telegraph).

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Performance description Price Bands
Tue - Thu performances£10£18£26£34£39
Fri & Sat performances£10£18£29£28£41
  • Friends and Concessions Tuesday - Thursday: £2 off
  • Groups 8+ Tuesday - Thursday: 10% off
  • Schools and Student Groups 10+ Tuesday - Thursday: £8.50 per ticket; one free teacher ticket with every nine paid
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