16th May 2024 - 18th May 2024

Friday 24th May


This is an amateur production by Thurrock Court Players.

Meet Eric Swan, a mild-mannered council worker who is engaged in a series of outrageous scams involving social security benefits. Trying to keep his fraudulent activities from his wife and the welfare authorities, leads to a cascade of hilarious misunderstandings and madcap situations. As the lies pile up, Eric finds himself entangled in a web of deception that becomes increasingly difficult to maintain, and his upstairs lodger, Norman, is none too pleased to have gotten wrapped up into it himself.

This show runs for 120 minutes with A 15 minute interval.  

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Buy your tickets online using 'Book tickets now' at the end of this page.

If you need to contact our box office, phone 0345 300 5264 from Tuesday to Friday between midday and 3pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm. Our box office counter is now also open during these hours and can be found just inside the main entrance of the Thameside Complex. All tickets over £5 are inclusive of a £1.30 per ticket booking fee.

Accessible Seating

Seats 1 to 7 in Rows C and D offer extra leg room. Rows O and P offer extra leg room and these seats can be removed for wheelchairs. Please call the box office to book a wheelchair or accessible seat.  If you use a walking aid or wheelchair but would prefer to sit in a seat in the back row, our team can help you into the theatre and keep your chair or frame safe outside until you're ready to leave. Ask a member of our friendly team when you arrive. Mobility scooters cannot be taken into the theatre but may be left in the foyer.

You must have a ticket for children over 12 months old, even if they sit on your lap. Prams, buggies and car seats are not allowed in the theatre but can be left in our foyer.

Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX

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Tickets cannot be refunded but at the discretion of the Manager may be transferred to another show or a credit applied to your account. Any difference in ticket price will be payable by the customer.

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All events will be subject to any government restrictions in place at the time of the event. If we are unable to go ahead with the event, or if numbers have to be restricted, we will automatically transfer your tickets to the next available date. If this is not convenient, or if the show cannot be rescheduled, you will be offered a full refund or a transfer to another show.

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