Uncle Eric in Downtown Abbey The Ultimate 60s Musical

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New Vic Theatre
Etruria Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 0JG
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Eric's out of a job and flat broke - just for a change. But Madge saves the day when she finds them work as the valet and cook at Downtown Abbey, a run-down stately home in deepest Staffordshire. The place is being run by Lord Trentham as if it's still 1910 and the below-stairs staff are a motley crew with Sarson the Butler, two rather strange footmen, twins Reggie and Ronnie, and Branston the Chauffeur who's in something of a pickle. Although Eric's very taken by ladies' maid, Vera! But when things start going missing from the house, they soon find themselves in trouble. Is Eric guilty of the thefts? Has Madge been able to make the veal and chocolate pie? Will there be a load of great 60s hits played through the evening? The answers to these questions are ?maybe', ?not very well' and ?yes' - but not necessarily in that order.

New Vic favourites Uncle Eric, Madge and the gang are back for their latest musical escapades. It's an upstairs-downstairs adventure filled with comedy, nostalgia and the greatest hits of the 1960s. Not forgetting the posh frocks!