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Laughs galore as unlikely lads scrum down at the Palace in Redditch

Correspondent 29th Mar, 2018 Updated: 29th Mar, 2018

Up ‘n’ UnderPalace Theatre, Redditch

IMAGINE a pub rugby team, men with a beer in one hand, juggling a rugby ball in the other – a joke team who know they are terrible but play for the fun of it and who think a women should not be on the field.

This terrific comedy, written by John Godber, opened at the Redditch Palace theatre last night, (March 28), to roaring laughter off the audience from the get go.

Performed by the Little English Theatre, it tells of a group of working class men (one considerably younger than the rest who would rather be dancing than on the pitch), trying to play rugby with only four players and consistently losing.

Full of sarcasm, swearing, sexual innuendos and a little bit of nudity, it’s exactly how you imagine a group of guys who spend most of their time down the pub would behave.

The jokes and relationships the cast portray are easily relatable making it light and enjoyable to watch – and it got a great reception from the audience.

Keeping the set simple, using sound effects when needed and inter-acting with the audience.

The cast of six fill the stage with their personalities and leave the audience laughing at the highs and lows as a bunch of losers turn into – well you’ll have to go along and find out for yourself.

Up ‘n’ Under continues at the Palace tonight, Thursday, March 29, curtain up at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £16 from the box office in person or on 01527 65203 or online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk .

Sophie Wheeler

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