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Village Idiot

“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 you townies are all 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.

Important Information

Contains very strong language and discusses themes some may find upsetting relating to race, sexuality and disability. Suitable for ages 14+.

Access Performances

Socially Distanced & Masked: Sat 22 Apr, 2.30pm 

BSL Interpreted: Fri 28 Apr, 7.30pm & Thu 04 May, 7.30pm 

Audio Described: Wed 26 Apr, 2.30pm & Sat 06 May, 2.30pm

Age Restrictions


Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 13th April 2023 until Sat 6th May 2023.

Show times for each day are below.














Theatre Royal Stratford East Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86

Night Buses Icon Night buses: N8, N86

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Central Line, Jubilee Line

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Stratford Station

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop


Wheelchair accessible

Theatre Royal Stratford East Location

Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BN
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Village Idiot

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Running until: Sat 6th May 2023