Cox & Box
By Sir Arthur Sullivan and F.C. Burnand
1866. Cox is an apprentice hatter who works by day, and Box, a printer who works by night. Under the swift broom of landlady Mrs Bouncer, the two unknowingly share the same room…but that’s not all they have in common. Tempers flare and it’s not long before the guns come out.
Sir Arthur Sullivan’s one act comic opera is reinvented with a brand new second act.
Boks & Cocks
By Chris Monks and Richard Atkinson
2016. A recently elected government has repatriated all migrant workers. Twin sisters Urszula and Krystyna are secretly sharing a room in a rundown B&B and it’s only a matter of time before their unscrupulous landlord Bob Narks finds out. But further outrageous revelations (and livestock) are set to come out of the woodwork.
A musical play about deception, international relations and chickens.
EXTRACTS FROM THE STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE PRODUCTION:
THREE OF A KIND
ANTHEM OF TOLERANCE
Credits for the Stephen Joseph Theatre production of COX & BOX – MRS BOUNCER’S LEGACY:
Mrs Bouncer / Bob Narks – PAUL RYAN
Cox / Urszula – LARA STUBBS
Box / Krystyna – Charlotte Harwood
Piano – Richard Atkinson
Director – Chris Monks
Designer – Tim Meacock
Choreographer – Kraig “Pixie” Thornber
Lighting Designer – Mark “Tigger” Johnson
Sound & Video Designer – Paul Stear
TRAILER FOR THE STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE PRODUCTION
AUDIENCE REACTIONS TO THE STEOHEN JOSEPH THEATRE PRODUCTION