Can’t Stop Carrying On
Thursday 30th May 2024

By James Nicholas

“Certain sections of the press seem to have sore misgivings about my plans. I told them to put some talcum powder on them. It’s time to Carry On Regardless!”

An ageing film producer has the chance to resurrect his past cinematic successes by revitalising the Carry On franchise with a brand new film. Saucy seaside humour, double entendre and cheeky sexual innuendo. Just what a millennial audience wants, right?

Haunted by past successes, and friends and colleagues long since gone, he determines to secure his legacy and pull off one of the biggest cinematic comebacks of all time – a brand new Carry On film!

But should the past be revisited? Or is the Carry On brand better left alone – the product of a bygone time?

Following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2023, Can’t Stop Carrying On is a  one-man show featuring Darren Haywood as producer Peter Rogers and a host of your favourite Carry On stars!

 A new play about ageing, the human spirit and changing attitudes, and of course an affectionate tribute to the Carry On films, one of the most successful film franchises in British cinema history.

Following the play there will be a Q&A featuring actor Darren Haywood and writer James Nicholas, chaired by Dr Richard Dhillon, University of Warwick.

Blue Orange Arts is a registered charity (1145871) and has produced well over 100 productions since 2011 in addition to a wide range of social and community projects.

“You don’t get many of these to the pound!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Bum on a Seat
“Delightfully written and admirably performed.”
“An absolute treat…”

“A moving exploration of Peter Rogers’ life … a lovely homage to the films”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Everything Theatre
“Iconic Carry On characters come to life throughout the performance”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Theatre, Films & Arts Reviews




Thu 30 May
£15.00 - £17.50
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Age Guidance: Suitable for 14+ (contains sexual references and some swearing)

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