How’s the World Treating You? by Roger Milner

A comic gem returns to the London stage after forty-five years at Union Theatre, Southwark from 13th March to 7th April 2012.

Mrs More dreams of her son Frank becoming Headmaster at a top public school.  The world, however, seems to have other ideas.  If he is ever to realise his mother’s ambitions, Frank must overcome a rogue washing machine, a pair of missing trousers and a trio of lusty middle-aged women…

Channelling the spirit of Monty Python and The Goons, Roger Milner’s brilliantly surreal comedy follows one man’s efforts to fulfil his destiny, whatever the world throws at him.

Not seen in London since 1966, the original West End production transferred to Broadway and provided Patricia Routledge with a breakout part.  Spanning twenty years with a cast of six actors in multiple roles, How’s the World Treating You? will be presented at the award-winning Union Theatre in Southwark.

Following sell-out productions of Doug Lucie’s Progress and The Dice House by Paul Lucas, Silver Thread Productions continues its remit to revive overlooked twentieth century and contemporary British plays.

Progress, Union Theatre, 2010:
“Well deserving of another airing…highly recommended.” WhatsOnStage ****
“An exceptional revival…well-judged, entertaining and deeply provocative.” Extra! Extra!
“More than enough moments of still-fresh, brutal humour to warrant a revisit.” The Telegraph

The Dice House, Hen & Chickens Theatre, 2009:
“The audience were roaring with laughter…a hilariously gory story.” WhatsOnStage ****
“Ambitious, polished and a joy to watch…top fringe theatre!” Fringe Review ****
“There’s no shortage of subversive humour in this well-executed production.” Time Out

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