12/6/17 - 17/6/17
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Directed by David Cosgrove.
Porridge is widely considered to be one of the greatest British sit-coms of all time, running for three series and two Christmas specials from 1974 to 1977 and winning four BAFTA TV awards, two for Ronnie Barker for his performance as habitual criminal Norman Stanley Fletcher and two for Best Situation Comedy. This classic BBC TV sit-com comes to life at Tynemouth Priory Theatre and is the world amateur premier staging of this ever popular television series, adapted especially for the stage by the original writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.