Trespasser's Guide to the Classics
John Nicholson, Richard Katz and Javier Marzan

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Narrated By: Georgie Glenn, Javier Marzan, Richard Katz, Emma Fielding, Richard Wilson, , Hattie Morahan, Blake Ritson, John Nicholson

Duration: 3 hours and 40 minutes

What to expect

Comedy troupe Peepolykus star in their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show, creating eight riotous reboots of literary classics

"In comedy terms, what Peepolykus can do is limitless " Variety

Peepolykus (pronounced 'people-like-us') have toured their irreverent brand of comic theatre in over 100 towns across four continents. Now they've taken to the airwaves, hijacking the great works of fiction to hilarious effect. Assuming the roles of minor characters in major works, they derail the plots through their own hapless buffoonery, and from Madame Bovary to Macbeth, familiar stories take an unexpected turn.

Two painter/decorators do irreparable damage to the portrait of a certain Mr Gray. An early plastic surgeon has her work cut out when she meets a Frenchman with the most wonderfully large nose. A pair of sailors, hiding out on a deserted island, are discovered by a long-forgotten castaway and his Spanish manservant. And a Whitby magician, preparing to compete with Harry Houdini, notices strange bite marks on the neck of a woman he has just met...

Anarchic, ridiculous and uproariously funny, A Trespasser's Guide to the Classics is written and performed by John Nicholson, Richard Katz and Javier Marzan.

Production credits
Written and performed by John Nicholson, Richard Katz and Javier Marzan
Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko (The Nose directed by Emma Harding and produced by Sasha Yevtushenko)
Peepolykus is produced by Eleanor Lloyd Productions


Episode Titles:
Series 1
1 - Mr Gray's Decorators
2 - The Rat-Catchers of Yonville
3 - A Fistful of Sand
4 - Tell Me a Story
Series 2
1 - The Neck
2 - The Nose
3 - The Prophecy
4 - The Auction

Genre

Humorous fiction, Classic fiction

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