See How They Run, the wonderfully funny and much loved farce, opens at Wycombe Swan next week but this is a comedy with a little twist – all of the actors are under four feet tall.
The Reduced Height Theatre Company is the first theatre company made up of entirely short actors and is the brainchild of Warwick Davis, the most successful short actor in Britain.
With a career spanning over three decades, he is best known for his roles in Willow, Star Wars, the Harry Potter films and most recently on our TV screens in Life’s Too Short, Doctor Who and An Idiot Abroad 3.
This will be Warwick’s first venture as actor and producer. Warwick, who also appears in the play sayid: “The formation of The Reduced Height Theatre Company is a dream realised for me.
“As a short actor, I am not always afforded the same professional opportunities as my taller colleagues.
“This new venture will tip the balance in favour of myself and the other talented short actors in the UK.
“In these times of equality and diversity, this will be a unique, bold and empowering journey”.
See How They Run is widely regarded as one of the best farces written by Philip King.
Set in 1944 in a vicarage in the village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, it is a quintessentially British and featuring timelessly funny characters – a maid, a spinster, a German soldier, retired actors, a bishop and a handful of vicars.
A plot of mishaps and mistaken identity causes the action to spiral out of control, culminating in a houseful of bishops, deacons and other assorted clergymen.
The show is perfect family entertainment and won’t be short of laughs (!) Running at Wycombe Swan from Monday to Saturday next week.