Everybody has to come from somewhere, and Dick Barton, Britain's favourite BBC radio hero is no different. A schoolboy is wrongly expelled for bullying and sent to a strange school where he begins a life of intrigue, passion, and swashbuckling adventure, and learns the lessons every Englishman must learn, like: never trust anyone who doesn't know the rules of cricket, how to give a clean sock to the jaw, and never kiss a girl whose best friend is an ape. Who is Al Carrumba and why does he want to kill everybody? Is Morris dancing really dangerous in the hands of a foreigner? And what's fishy about a Welshman's conkers? This new episode takes Dick back to his early days travelling from stiff upper lip 1930s Britain to Australia via Arabia trying to unravel the decipher and foil another evil plot. A legendary tweed suit promises its wearer ultimate power. Dick must scour the globe to reunite the pieces of the mysterious suit, to stop it falling into the wrong hands - and to win the girl of his dreams. With non-stop action The Devil Wears Tweed features new songs, brings back favourite characters and introduces familiar faces from the past - from Hollywood's Irving Berlin to cricket hero Don Bradman.Performers Jeremy Barlow, Oliver Chopping, Mark Fleischmann, Elizabeth Park, Stefan Bednarczyk, Duncan Wisbey.
Book by Duncan Wisbey. Lyrics Stefan Bednarczyk. Company Warehouse Theatre Company. Director Ted Craig. Design Cleo Pettitt. Lighting Peter Harrison.