Written and performed by Dan March, James Millard, and Matt Sheahan
Written and directed by John Walton
It’s 1942, and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather.
The Americans see the Brits as a strange race. Get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life. A rib-tickling show for all ages.
Adapted with kind permission from the Bodleian Library’s publication Instructions for American Servicemen, 1942.
Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain is the second touring show from Fol Espoir following the huge success of 2013's Winston On the Run (★★★★★WhatsOnStage). Fol Espoir (which means 'foolish hope') is dedicated to creating new and exciting work that connects directly with its audience. Its first production, the comedy sensation Dr Brown Because, was an underground hit at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival, receiving four-star reviews in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent and TimeOut. Since then Fol Espoir has continued to produce both comedic and serious works under the leadership of Artistic Director John Walton.
Read more at: http://www.folespoir.co.uk/
Since their formation in 2008, The Real MacGuffins (aka Dan March, James Millard, and Matt Sheahan) have established themselves as one of the top sketch groups on the UK comedy circuit. Creators of irreverent, silly and inventive sketches, the group have performed their unique brand of sketch comedy across the country as well as supporting comedians such as Stewart Lee, Dave Gorman, Tim Vine, Phil Nichol, Adam Riches and Doctor Brown. Whether they are cramming every font from Microsoft Word into a sketch or exploring the mysterious Georgian origins of “Club 1830”, the Real MacGuffins are a sketch group that use their intellect as much as their impeccable comic timing.
Read more at: http://www.therealmacguffins.com.
The Jermyn Street Theatre opened in 1994 and quickly established itself as one of London’s leading Off-West End studio theatres. Hit productions included new plays such as Barefoot in the Park and Helping Harry, and revivals of popular classics. In 2012 Trevor Nunn directed the world premiere of Samuel Beckett’s radio play All That Fall starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon. The production subsequently transferred to the Arts Theatre and then to New York’s 59E59 Theaters. Since 2017 Artistic Director Tom Littler's vision has been to create a thriving hub for arthouse theatre in the heart of the West End.
Read more at: http://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
"Boisterous entertainment" - Off Off Online
"Genuinely laugh-provoking" - Lighting & Sound America
"A baloney-filled, rollicking comedy that has all the inherent hilarity of poking fun at cultural differences." - Theater Pizzazz
"A delightful and thematically trenchant evening" - Carole DiTosti
★★★★ “Induces a helpless laughter that almost incapacitates the audience... an unforgettable experience.” - The Stage
★★★★ “Delightfully daft... guarantees laughs and nostalgia in spades.” - BritishTheatre.com