Village Idiot – Theatre Royal Stratford East

Start date: 13th April 2023
End date: 6th May 2023
Time: 2:30 am
Location: Theatre Royal Stratford East
April | May

Date: Thu 13 Apr – Sat 06 May
Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Venue: Theatre Royal Stratford East
Price: Tickets from £10
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“If I were an animal there would be legislation to protect my home, but because I’m just a bloody human they can do whatever the f**k they like.”

Townies have decided they want a lie in, so they’re building a new high-speed railway. Issue is, it’s going right through Barbara Honeybone’s house, and she ‘ent having none of it. Barbara’s grandson Peter works for the townies and it’s his job to convince the village that having a two-tonne bullet hurtling through the cabbage patches will actually be for the best.

Then there’s Harry, Barbara’s younger grandson, he ‘ent that bothered about trains, he’s only got eyes for Debbie Mahoney. But the only thing Barbara hates more than townies is the Mahoneys.

Welcome to Syresham, South Northamptonshire. It’s not quite the Cotswolds, not quite one of those posh villages Americans have in movies, but it does have Syresham’s Got Talent, the headline event of the village fair. There’ll be songs, dancing, magic, drag, a bit of wrestling, and Kevin’s doing a meat raffle (vegetarian option: two tins of Strongbow).

VILLAGE IDIOT is an audacious comedy, where family feuds kick off around a country fair that all you townies are invited to.

We hope it’s a bit like the other plays you’ve seen here, but less s**t.

Ramps On The Moon is the pioneering initiative committed to putting deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work.

Presented by Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse and Ramps On The Moon.

VILLAGE IDIOT uses outrageous comedy to tell the story. It will certainly shock some people. It will certainly offend some people. Some will be upset by the very strong language, which includes swearing, and jokes about race, sexuality and disability. We’re aware that it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea and if you’d like to talk to a member of staff before booking, please contact our friendly Box Office team on 020 8534 0310, or email