Page extent: 80
ISBN: 9781783198825
Binding: PaperBack
Male Cast: 5
Female Cast: 5


Clive Francis, Ben Travers

PaperBack (01 Apr 2015)

Sir Hector Benbow invites Cherry, a pretty shop assistant, to dine. Arriving home, he finds not only Cherry but Mrs Frush, to whom he has rented Thark, his niece’s Norfolk house. Mrs Frush complains Thark is haunted. To distract Lady Benbow's attention from Cherry, he suggests everyone go to Thark, which lives up to its spine-chilling reputation. A wild night, sinister butler and plethora of romantic mix-ups add to the lively proceedings.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781783198825
Female cast 5
Male cast 5
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 80


‘Ben Travers’ joyous farce, like his contemporary PG Wodehouse, creates an alternative universe in which panic always lurks just below the innocent surface’ Michael Billington, Guardian

‘This farcical comedy provides moments of unalloyed comic joy’ Telegraph

‘Ben Travers wrote every character in his three-act farces like a tailor cuts a bespoke suit’ What’s On Stage

‘As preposterous a comedy as you’ll ever see.’ TimeOut

‘It is 86 years since Thark premièred in 1927, and it says a great deal about Ben Travers’ ear for dialogue and wicked sense of humour that for most of the 100 minutes or so of the play, the audience was hooting with laughter’ Islington Gazette