Win tickets to see Rising Damp

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:13 14 July 2014

Rising Damp. Photo: John-Paul Bland.

Rising Damp. Photo: John-Paul Bland.

© John-Paul Bland 2013

CLASSIC sitcom Rising Damp will hit the stage at Weston's Playhouse more than 40 years after it premiered on television.

Rupert Rigsby runs arguably the seediest, most run-down boarding house that one of England’s northern university towns has to offer.

His unlucky tenants include Ruth Jones, an administrator at the university, Alan, a medical student and Philip, who is studying town and country planning.

The slightly claustrophobic stage design immediately transports the audience under the roof of Rigsby’s iconic building.

The Kinks’ You Really Got Me Going makes up the soundtrack and Stephen Chapman, who takes the lead of Rigsby, has been called Leonard Rossiter’s double.

Alan and Philip are the focus of the majority of Rigsby’s many prejudices, usually at the expense of his dignity and standing in the eyes of Miss Jones.

Rising Damp will be at the theatre from July 17-19 at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees.

Tickets, priced £14.50-21.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or via

We have teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question: Who will play Rupert Rigsby in the show Rising Damp?

Send your answer, along with your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to: Rising Damp competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on July 11.

Alternatively log on to

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

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