A woman in a roman helmet sits on a titlted crate with legs sticking out and a monkey on the back

Phil Porter

Vice Versa

(or The Decline and Fall of General Braggadocio at the Hands of His Canny Servant Dexter and Terence the Monkey)

Piles of physical fun in this side-splitting comedy romp, written by Phil Porter and lovingly ripped off from the Roman comedies of Plautus.

  • Swan Theatre


    11 May - 9 Sep 2017

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

A side-splitting comedy romp, lovingly ripped off from the Roman comedies of Plautus by Phil Porter (The Christmas Truce, 2014; A Mad World My Masters, 2013).

A wily servant and a pair of wronged young lovers team up to bamboozle a pompous general in this riotous new farce. Dodgy disguises, comic capers and a talking monkey create pandemonium as the tricksters try to save the girl, free the servant and live to tell the tale!

Director Janice Honeyman (who directed Antony Sher in the Baxter Theatre’s 2009 production of The Tempest in association with the RSC) piles on the physical fun in this world premiere production.