News - I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again... Again!


The classic BBC radio series returns for a stage tour in 2017...

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again was a seminal BBC Radio classic comedy, spawning The Goodies and Monty Python's Flying Circus and, most importantly, the forerunner to I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

It featured John Cleese, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Sir David Hatch and Jo Kendall. This show's mix of anarchic madness, silly puns, catchphrases galore and gloriously manic characters ran from 1964 to 1973 and had a youth following that made live recordings seem more like a rock concert than a comedy show.

Tim Brooke-Taylor said of the show, "One of the best bits of my working life has been the cast recordings of ‘I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again’. We, the cast, had huge fun, and so did the audience. Watching Barnaby Eaton-Jones and his talented team in this revival, having just as much fun (and the audience, even more so), brought back very happy memories indeed. I am excited to be re-joining the show on tour. Definitely not to be missed!"

The show's exclusive licence has been given to The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group, who are an award-winning and critically-acclaimed touring company, after a successful sellout performance last year.

The returning cast are Hannah Boydell, William KV Browne, David Clarke, Barnaby Eaton-Jones, William KV Browne and Ben Perkins, with live music from Andy Farrington & The Boys.

I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again… Again! has been adapted for stage by Barnaby Eaton-Jones and Jem Roberts, from scripts and songs written by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. It’s directed by Kim Jones, produced by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, and audio legend Dirk Maggs is on hand in an executive producer role.

The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group's adaptor/actor/producer/everything-because-he's-brilliant Barnaby Eaton-Jones said "I can genuinely say, and I know I speak for the rest of the cast too, that we have all been in helpless laughter during rehearsals and it’s a show that revels in its silliness and is the perfect tonic to take you away from the madness going on in the world around us right now. It's really not like work to be bringing this 'Best Of' show to life on stage and for an audience to be introduced, or re-introduced, to such crazy creations as Lady Constance de Coverlet, Professor Prune and his Electric Time Trousers, The Tillingbourne Folk and Madrigal Society and Julie Andrews Dirty Songbook (to name but a few). Bring a gibbon to be stuffed!"

Tour venues (from March to July) are listed below and, at each venue, there will be a souvenir brochure celebrating the original radio show – with new contributions from all the original cast, as well as early series writer Eric Idle, production PA Lizzie Lord and original producer Humphrey Barclay. Exclusively, this brochure will also contain clippings and photos from the late Sir David Hatch’s personal scrapbook of the ISIRTA years when he was the regular announcer and latter series producer, courtesy of his family.


ISIRTAA TOUR DATES 2017

Friday 17th March (£16.50 / £14.50) 7:45pm
CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE, Chipping Norton
With Graeme Garden & Jo Kendall
Box Office: 01608 642350
Website: www.chippingnortontheatre.com

Thursday 6th April (£14 Ticket / £25 Meal & Ticket) 8:00pm
BATH KOMEDIA, Bath Comedy Festival
With Jo Kendall & Mitch Benn
Box Office: 0845 293 8480
Website: www.komedia.co.uk

Saturday 29th April (£14 / £12) 8.00pm
ARTRIX, Bromsgrove
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Box Office: 01527 577330
Website: www.artrix.co.uk

Wednesday 3rd May (£14) 7:45pm
MALVERN THEATRE, Malvern
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Box Office: 01684 892277
Website: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

Friday 19th May (£17 / £16)
THE COURTYARD, Hereford
With Mitch Benn
Box Office: 01432 340555
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk

Friday 9th June (£16) 7:30pm
WYVERN ARTS CENTRE, Swindon
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Box Office: 01793 524481
Website: www.swindontheatres.co.uk

Friday 23rd June (£15) 7:30pm
HUNTINGDON HALL, Worcester
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Box Office: 01905 611427
Website: www.worcesterlive.co.uk

Friday 7th July (£12) 8:00pm
THE SAVOY THEATRE, Monmouth
With Jo Kendall & Mitch Benn
Box Office: 01600 772467
Website: www.monmouth-savoy.co.uk

Friday 14th July (£14) 7:45pm
THE PLAYHOUSE, Cheltenham
With Tim Brooke-Taylor & Jo Kendall
Box Office: 01242 522852
Website: www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk

Image & Info courtesy of the Offstage Theatre Group