Show at 8:00pm (Doors at 7:00)
Feb 17, 18,
Feb 23, 24, 25,
Mar 1, 2, 3, 4
Age Appropriateness: PG13
Tickets To Go On Sale January 15, 2023
Up Pompeii is a classic British farce that has been entertaining
audiences for decades. Based on the popular TV show of the same name,
the play follows the antics of Ludicrus Sextus, a pompous Roman senator
who is determined to stamp out any and all instances of sexual
impropriety in society. However, his efforts are constantly thwarted by a cast of eccentric (yet strangely) lovable characters, including his own family members and a host of mischievous slaves.
Filled with physical comedy, clever wordplay, and more than a few risqué jokes, Up Pompeii is a riotous feast of laughter that is sure to delight audiences. The play features a host of colorful characters, including a clever servent, a hormone-driven son, an out-of-her-mind soothsayer, the lecherous Captain Trecherous (and his bumbling sidekick) as well as several attention-starved beauties, all of whom add to the pandemonium and confusion that ensues.
Whether you are a fan of classic farce, or just looking for a night of lighthearted, if naughty, entertainment, Up Pompeii is the perfect choice. So gather your friends and come experience an orgy... of laughter!
Nick Kush – “Lurcio”
Nick is delighted to bring Up Pompeii to the stage with such a talented cast! Nick’s most recent performances included Evil Dead (Scotty) and Heathers (JD). Thank you to all the crew for their hard work to make this show a success. Salute!
Dave Cruickshank – “Ludicrus Sextus”
Dave Cruickshank once again 'adorns' the MHMT stage in his most ludicrous role ever! This role has been very challenging, but he is thrilled to be involved with such an amazing and talented group of cast mates and crew! It is also a fun departure to not be playing the role of 'villain' in this show. Dave has appeared in many MHMT shows including Titanic, Spamalot, Oliver, True West, and Clue The Musical; backstage as tech-crew for others; and has performed with most of the other theatre companies in Medicine Hat as well.
CJ Silver – “Ammonia”
As a young person, CJ lived for theatre and was involved in countless productions with multiple theater companies both on stage and behind the scenes from 1995-2002. After a 20 year hiatus, she is back on centre-stage for her debut performance as Ammonia in Up Pompeii! with MHMT.
Kerry Johnson (KJ) – “Corneous”
KJ is excited to take on the MHMT stage for the first time ever. He became obsessed with theatre since being in many St. Mary’s and Hat High theatre productions. Now graduated, KJ looks forward to being a part of “Up Pompeii” and hopefully sharing many more experiences with MHMT in the future.
Venus Rivers – “Erotica”
This is Venus’ first production with MHMT and after a long break from performing due to world events they are thrilled to be back in the limelight. Having previously played characters like Cogsworth in EBHS production of Beauty and The Beast, Erotica offers a different character to play around with that they have embraced wholeheartedly.
Boden Brodhead – “Nausius”
Boden is ecstatic to be working, once again, with Medicine Hat Musical Theatre. Boden started performing plays in his senior year of high school and hasn’t been able to stop since, appearing in Spamalot as Dennis/Sir Galahad, and The Little Mermaid, playing Prince Eric. Boden is especially excited about this play because it is the first non musical production he has ever done. His favourite thing about being a part of this production is walking into rehearsal knowing that he’ll get a good laugh out of it.
Wendy Anderson – “Senna the Soothsayer”
This is Wendy’s first MHMT show but she is not a newcomer to the stage. Wendy has been involved in theatre in some way or another her whole life, and it has always been her first love. Just standing in the hallway smelling it makes her happy! Up Pompeii is ridiculously funny and playing Senna has entertained Wendy immensely, and she hopes you have as much fun in the audience as she’s having on-stage!
Sarah Latimer – “Voluptua”
Sarah is so excited to be a part of another MHMT production! You may recognize her from Spamalot and Evil Dead. Sarah cherishes the escape that theatre gives her and loves that she’s made so many new friends from being a part of the MHMT family.
Shelby Haga – “Suspenda”
Shelby has been lucky enough to be a part of various shows through MHMT, the first being Sister Act in 2017. Since then, Shelby has been seen onstage and backstage filling various roles In the theatre. Shelby is excited to offer Medicine Hat this hilarious British comedy. Thank you to the amazing cast and crew, and you the patrons for supporting our volunteer-based theatre. Please come and enjoy our show- every damn, sexy, gorgeous minute of it! Salute!
Mark Irwin – “Captain Treacherous”
Mark has been involved with Medicine Hat's community theatre scene since 2011, and he is honoured and humbled to be in the presence of such amazing talent. Notable past roles include the Squire in Treasure Island (2019), Buddy in Come Blow Your Horn (2017), Lucas in bare: A Pop Opera (2015), and Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (2012). In his spare time, he is a singer-songwriter and also enjoys creative writing, Pokémon games, and taking an obscene amount of pictures of the sky at any given time of the day.
Peter Leeming – “Kretinus”
Peter has been involved in amateur theatre for over 50 years. He has performed in musicals and dramas with both Firehall Theatre and Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, and you’ve likely never seen him more charming, funny or lovable than you will tonight! Salute!
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