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The Fenland Screamers & Other Boggy Tales

Wed 5 Dec 2018 - Sat 5 Jan 2019
  • Age Guidance:11+
  • Duration:2 hrs, 15 mins (including interval)

Unashamedly, sprawlingly silly, Python-esque even, and very funny too...Inventive and idea-stuffed comedy horror show


A new masterpiece to celebrate this seasonal milestone... After 30 years they still feel as fresh as they did when they were first unveiled in 1988. They are a brilliant alternative to a pantomime and long may they continue. Hilariously life-affirming, but watch out for the Screamers!


One word … splendiferous! What a truly entertaining evening...Hats off to the Eastern Angles – I can’t wait till their next production at Peterborough.


A real corker...an energetic and farcical tale, with plenty of one liners, winks to the audience and toe tapping songs...Not to be missed!


The Fenland Screamers is hilariously funny.... A refreshing change from the usual festive offering in theatres at this time of the year...well worth a watch. A brilliant piece of theatre – We loved it!


Extremely cleverly written and a laugh a minute. A brilliant evening’s entertainment - a must-see


They were invited to see out the Old Year – but would they ever see in the New?!

Pat Whymark and Julian Harries bring The Fenland Screamers & Other Boggy Tales to Ipswich, Woodbridge & Peterborough this year!

It is the 30th December, 1930. Young amateur sleuth siblings Sloppy & Sixpence arrive at a remote house in the middle of Clinker Fen, invited by a distant relative to celebrate the New Year. Tempted by the idea of a grand weekend party, they find the place deserted apart from the creepy butler, Tangent. He is expecting them and despite their misgivings, they decide to stay.

Other guests arrive, all strangers to one another, and as the fog descends, cutting them off from the outside world, they pass the time by telling stories. It becomes apparent that they all have a guilty secret, and are unnerved when Tangent tells them the local legend of the Fenland Screamers, avenging spirits who emerge from the bogs to drag the guilty back down into the mire.

When one of the guests mysteriously disappears, they all begin to fear for their lives. Can Sloppy & Sixpence solve the mystery before the Screamers come again and take them all, one by one?

Book tickets now for the Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich from 5th December 2018 - 5th January or at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge from 9th - 19th January 2019. Call Box Office on 01473 211498. 

Doors and bar are open from 7pm for a 7.45pm start, with auditorium doors opening at 7.25pm.

The show moves to the Key Theatre Studio in Peterborough from 22nd - 26th January 2019. Tickets can be purchased for the Peterborough dates on the Key Theatre website which is linked to our event page or by calling Box Office on 01733 207239.

All venues have wheelchair access. Please call Box Office before booking your tickets if you need a wheelchair space. If you have any further queries regarding accessible needs, please contact us on 01473 211498. An induction loop for the hearing-impaired is available on request by calling the same number.

Our BSL performance will be on Wednesday 16th January, 7.45pm at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge. If you require further assistance, please ring 01473 211498. 

Please be aware that Seckford Theatre is a school site and matinee performances are during school hours.

Geri Allen

Joe Leat

Eloise Kay

James Macnaughton

Anthony Pinnick


Pat Whymark & Julian Harries


Pat Whymark & Julian Harries

Set & Costume Designer

Emma Tompkins

Lighting Designer

Steve Cooney

Company Stage Manager

Penny Griffin