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A rib-tickling new comedy at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London
Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain

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BRITISH THEATRE

★★★★

LONDON THEATRE 1

★★★★

THE UPCOMING

★★★★

STAGE REVIEW

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JERMYN STREET THEATRE

LONDON

3RD – 29TH JULY 2017

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JERMYN STREET THEATRE

LONDON

3RD – 29TH
JULY 2017

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Hilarious London theatre show

It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England – where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race – get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

Based on the best-selling book from the Bodleian Library, this rib-tickling new show for adults and families is from the creators of Winston On the Run (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage), Skitsophrenic (★★★★★ Three Weeks) and Dr Brown Because (★★★★ The Times, The Sunday Times, Time Out).

It’s 1942 and a horde of Yankee servicemen have just arrived in England – where the locals speak a strange dialect, boil all their food, and talk endlessly about the weather. The Americans see the Brits as a strange race – get ready to judge for yourself in a night of joyous laughter and downright silliness as a crack team of experts attempt to explain the rules of British life.

Based on the best-selling book from the Bodleian Library, this rib-tickling new show for adults and families is from the creators of Winston On the Run (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage), Skitsophrenic (★★★★★ Three Weeks) and Dr Brown Because (★★★★ The Times, The Sunday Times, Time Out).

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“Packed with puns and innuendo, the slickness and pace of this brilliant group made it great fun for all age groups…a thoroughly entertaining evening.”

– ESSENTIAL SURREY

“Fast paced and witty…the feel-good factor started as soon as we entered the theatre”

– THE RICHMOND MAGAZINE

James Millard and Dan March as American GIs in this hilarious London comedy show

“Packed with puns and innuendo, the slickness and pace of this brilliant group made it great fun for all age groups…a thoroughly entertaining evening.”

– ESSENTIAL SURREY

“Fast paced and witty…the feel-good factor started as soon as we entered the theatre”

– THE RICHMOND MAGAZINE

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AUDIENCE FEEDBACK

Great audience feedback for this new London theatre comedy

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK

“I wanted to write to say, I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard, and over the full duration of any performance…it really was the most wonderful evening. I am still giggling whenever I think of it… Thank you ever so much. Please keep up your great work.” – Kim

“It was a privilege yesterday to experience the special warmth & bonhomie you created – did anyone want it to end? We should have had a lock-in and danced all night!!” – Linda

“It blew my socks off!” – Dave

“Wonderful. All four of us laughed till we cried.” – Ray and Angie

“Two of our party had to take the next day off work as their ribs ached so much from laughing!” – Peter

“This is a brilliant production and educational too. I could not recommend it highly enough!” – Roger

“What a gloriously joyful production. So much fun – and a great family show too.” – Guy

James Millard in hilarious London theatre production Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain“My wife and I both enjoyed it hugely – she is American and I am British and that is why we came. We thought it was a very high standard of production, very good humoured (i.e involving the audience to just the right degree) and extremely funny. All in all a great evening out.” – Miles & Kim

“A truly original idea which was brilliantly executed – wacky, very funny, but moving and poignant too…thanks for a great show” – Mick and Sally

“Not had so much fun in years.” – Valerie

“A laugh a minute. A very good enjoyable evening.” – Maggie

“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!!” – Tim

“A very humorous and clever production – best laugh had in a long time – cannot thank you enough – a truly memorable evening.” – John

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“I wanted to write to say, I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard, and over the full duration of any performance…it really was the most wonderful evening. I am still giggling whenever I think of it… Thank you ever so much. Please keep up your great work.” – Kim

“It was a privilege yesterday to experience the special warmth & bonhomie you created – did anyone want it to end? We should have had a lock-in and danced all night!!” – Linda

“It blew my socks off!” – Dave

“Wonderful. All four of us laughed till we cried.” – Ray and Angie

“Two of our party had to take the next day off work as their ribs ached so much from laughing!” – Peter

“This is a brilliant production and educational too. I could not recommend it highly enough!” – Roger

“What a gloriously joyful production. So much fun – and a great family show too.” – Guy

“My wife and I both enjoyed it hugely – she is American and I am British and that is why we came. We thought it was a very high standard of production, very good humoured (i.e involving the audience to just the right degree) and extremely funny. All in all a great evening out.” – Miles & Kim

“A truly original idea which was brilliantly executed – wacky, very funny, but moving and poignant too…thanks for a great show” – Mick and Sally

“Not had so much fun in years.” – Valerie

“A laugh a minute. A very good enjoyable evening.” – Maggie

“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!!” – Tim

“A very humorous and clever production – best laugh had in a long time – cannot thank you enough – a truly memorable evening.” – John

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTIONS

Issued in 1942 by the American War Office, the pamphlet ‘Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain’ aimed to prepare GIs for their new home and defuse Nazi propaganda attempts to split the allies asunder. A crash course on the quirks and customs of British life, it featured everything from cricket, the King and indoor amusements to Sunday afternoons in the country. They have been described as an ‘Ordnance survey map’ of the country’s psyche, and since being re-published in 2005, have become a treasured reminder of both the country’s finest hour, and its strangest eccentricities.

Some of our favourite quotes – Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, published by the Bodleian Library

“The British don’t know how to make a good cup of coffee. You don’t know how to make a good cup of tea. It’s an even swap.”

“The British are tough – the English language didn’t spread across the world because these people were panty-waists.”

“When you see a girl in khaki or air-force blue with a bit of ribbon on her tunic – remember she didn’t get it for knitting more socks than anyone else in Ipswich.”

“The first duty Hitler has given his propaganda chiefs is to separate Britain and America and spread mistrust between them.”

“Most people get used to the English climate eventually.”

“Be careful not to criticize the King.”

“It is always impolite to criticize your hosts. It is militarily stupid to insult your allies.”

“In ‘getting along’, the first important thing to note is that the British are like the Americans in many ways – but not all ways.”

“Remember that crossing the ocean doesn’t automatically make you a hero.”

“British money is in pounds, shillings and pence. They won’t be pleased to hear you call it ‘funny money’. They sweat hard to get it.“

“If you are invited into a British home and the host exhorts you to ‘eat up, there’s plenty on the table’, go easy. It may be the family’s rations for a whole week spread out to show their hospitality.”

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN

A RIB-TICKLING NEW COMEDY FROM FOL ESPOIR AND THE REAL MACGUFFINS

DIRECTED BY JOHN WALTON

PERFORMED BY DAN MARCH, JAMES MILLARD AND MATT SHEAHAN


If you’re looking for a great night out in central London, look no further than this critically acclaimed London theatre show, highly recommended by audience members young and old. A rip-roaring comedy for all age-groups, a delight for American tourists and Britishers alike, this hilarious comedy has been entertaining audiences across the country. Now it comes to London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, located just a few steps away from Piccadilly Circus, one of London’s most famous landmarks, with a wide selection of restaurants nearby for a pre- or post-theatre meal, or maybe just a good, old-fashioned cup of tea.

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- 4 hours ago

It's snowing all over the country! School's closed #snowday - it's enough to make this knobbly-kneed pair dance for… https://t.co/H8H1IGiBk5
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- 1 day ago

We've got our song sheet and are ready to go #carolsigning. Ful-a-lula-lah La-lah-lah-lah! It's December 10th - da… https://t.co/2yWMEzNhRd
h J R

- 2 days ago

You know when you get so drunk at your work #ChristmasParty that you spend the night talking to a #snowman... Day… https://t.co/5Qj7peYUs5
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RT @realmacguffins: @TheDanMarch is busy writing his letter to Santa - have you written yours? @Jimmillard now needs to supervise Dan's #C…
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- 4 hours ago

It's snowing all over the country! School's closed #snowday - it's enough to make this knobbly-kneed pair dance for… https://t.co/H8H1IGiBk5
h J R

- 1 day ago

We've got our song sheet and are ready to go #carolsigning. Ful-a-lula-lah La-lah-lah-lah! It's December 10th - da… https://t.co/2yWMEzNhRd
h J R

- 2 days ago

You know when you get so drunk at your work #ChristmasParty that you spend the night talking to a #snowman... Day… https://t.co/5Qj7peYUs5
h J R

- 2 days ago

RT @realmacguffins: @TheDanMarch is busy writing his letter to Santa - have you written yours? @Jimmillard now needs to supervise Dan's #C…
h J R

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