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Outdoor Theatre - Three Men in a Boat

Outdoor Theatre - Three Men in a Boat

This show will be held in Beacon Park.

Ticket purchases must be made in advance.

After the huge success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with a rip roaring barrel of fun, Three Men in a Boat, with Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous himself!) playing the part of Jerome K Jerome.

Join Jerome as he recounts the hilarious story of his boating holiday along the magnificent River Thames with his two companions and Montmorency the dog. Come and join in the fun as Giles Shenton expertly takes the helm and pilots you through the ridiculous tale of men behaving badly while messing about in boats!

Information on our Outdoor Theatre shows, including parking and toilet locations, can be found here.

Please note: It is your responsibility to make sure that the relevant government guidelines with regards to party size are being followed when making your booking.

Produced by Kick In The Head

Written by Jerome K. Jerome

Adapted for the stage by Simon Downing & Giles Shenton

Directed by Simon Downing

Music by Andrew D Brewis


The performance will go on, rain or shine, and customers are advised to dress accordingly. 

Please bring your own picnic and refreshments. We advise bringing a rug or chair to enjoy the performance.

Audiences are kindly asked not to bring glass or gazebos. Thank you for your cooperation.


£14 (Children - £12)

Babes in Arms tickets are available for children under 18 months. These can only be purchased over the phone - please call the Box Office during our opening hours (Fridays & Saturdays 11am-1pm) to purchase yours. Please note that a Babes in Arms ticket is an add-on, so you can make the purchase for the rest of your tickets online and add the Babes in Arms at a later date.

  • There are a few seriously funny books that remain great for all time. Three Men in a Boat is one of these
    The Guardian

  • Timeless appeal
    The Independent

  • Pitch-perfect comedy about, well, three men in a boat
    The Telegraph

  • Giles Shenton "creates an instant rapport with the audience, drawing us into his world and making the characters in it so real we feel you have known them forever"
    Edinburgh Fringe Review

  • Skilfully distilled from Jerome K. Jerome’s comic masterpiece into 95 minutes of pure delight. To those who wondered if the same team could live up to the earlier success of Old Herbaceous, the answer was an emphatic yes. A master class in confidence, stagecraft and delivery
    Opening Night Review

  • The nearest thing to "audio slapstick" I've ever heard, culminating in the sublime comedy of opening a tin, when you've forgotten the tin opener. It is not often that you come out of a theatrical performance feeling like you've been sharing happy and hilarious times, safe from a cruel world & wrapped in a warm blanket
    Vera Fletcher