Rattle of a Simple Man archiveTimid football fan Percy is down from Manchester with the lads and after the match is picked up by lovely young prostitute Cyrenne. The lads bet he won't spend the night with her but, uncharacteristically he accepts the bet and goes to her basemen flat. He is shy, gullible and believes all her lies about her exclusive education, her rich family and her exciting life. He would rather talk then 'do' anything and gradually they open up to one another - she learns about his loneliness, his longing for love, his dull job and hobbies. Eventually he discovers she's from an ordinary background, abused by her stepfather, and is struggling for some pride and independence. The secrets of their hearts somehow balance out and, at the end of the play, it looks as if Percy might have the courage to..or will he?


Author: Charles Dyer
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Archive listings for Rattle of a Simple Man

Work type: Play.


Producer Ian Dickens Productions. Director Ian Dickens. Performer Huw Higginson. Performer Clare Mcglinn.
9 Jun 09 to 13 Jun 09Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
listing details L2100573901
16 Mar 09 to 21 Mar 09Lyceum Theatre, Crewe :: V470
listing details L0274824792
3 Feb 09 to 7 Feb 09Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L01804011156


Producer Little Theatre Society. Director Nicky Matthews. Director Seymour Matthews.
20 Sep 05 to 1 Oct 05Little Theatre, Sheringham :: V74
listing details L1865214564


Company Cygnet Company.
9 Jul 04 to 10 Jul 04Cygnet Theatre (formerly New Theatre), Exeter :: V0135900169
listing details L0381462787


Producer Duncan C Weldon. Producer Paul Elliott (for Triumph Entertainment Ltd). Director John Caird. Design Rob Jones. Lighting Chris Davey. Sound John Leonard. Performer Michelle Collins (Cyrenne). Performer Stephen Tompkinson (Percy). Performer Nick Fletcher (Ricard).
6 May 04 to 5 Jun 04The Harold Pinter Theatre, West End :: V386
listing details L480434403


Producer Nuffield Southampton. Director Patrick Sandford. Design Juliet Shillingford. Lighting David W Kidd. Performer Clive Mantle. Performer Samantha Robson. Performer Steve Brownile.
22 Apr 03 to 26 Apr 03Theatr Clwyd, Mold :: V810
listing details L420332028
14 Apr 03 to 19 Apr 03Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
listing details L0950008483
20 Mar 03 to 12 Apr 03NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L1939231350


Company Burnley Garrick Club.
29 Sep 02 to 5 Oct 02Burnley Mechanics, Burnley :: V519
listing details L1479479158


Company In Yer Space.
6 Jun 02 to 8 Jun 02Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L0285038017


Performer Letitia Dean. Performer Matthew Cottle. Performer Craig Almond.
23 Mar 98 to 28 Mar 98Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L0586924584
16 Mar 98 to 21 Mar 98Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham :: V140
listing details L103676101
9 Mar 98 to 14 Mar 98Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L01572869812
2 Mar 98 to 7 Mar 98New Theatre Royal, Lincoln :: V442
listing details L724335205
3 Feb 98 to 14 Feb 98Redgrave Theatre, Farnham :: V700
listing details L0847248176

Other listings

1 Feb 22 to 5 Feb 22Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield :: V425
listing details L01149996178
10 Feb 18 to 17 Feb 18Edward Alderton Theatre, Bexleyheath :: V0895820909
listing details L01416006966
2 Feb 18 to 10 Feb 18Lyceum Theatre, Oldham :: V01825477968
listing details L02125127896

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