Rain or Shine: The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company will be back in the Barn in Purley on Friday 16th June!

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company is back, hosted again by Project Purley.  As usual, we look set for an evening of great acting and much laughter.  Do come if you can. Tickets are on sale now at £16 adult and £15 concession either from David Downs facetoface or on 0118 942 4167, or by card on the box office ticket line 03306 600541 or online at www.bit.ly/PurleyCOE.

Rain or Shine: Sherlock Holmes and the Music Hall Mystery

Rain or Shine will be back in in the Barn in Purley on Friday 2nd December!

Sherlock Holmes and the Music Hall Mystery

When Sherlock Holmes and his trusty assistant Doctor Watson are asked for help by a music hall performer in distress, the pair spring into action to foil a deeply dastardly plot of national importance that rocks London to the core!

Following on from their previous Sherlock Holmes mysteries – The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Case of Jekyll and Hyde, Rain or Shine Theatre invites you to enjoy an evening of adventure, mishaps, tomfoolery, and lashings of comedy!

Tickets are £12 adult and £8 child (under 15), available from David Downs at a Project Purley meeting or 0118 942 4167, or from the Rain or Shine website or from their box office ticket line on 03306 600541 (card payments).





Rain or Shine February 2022: Around the World in 80 Days

The Rain or Shine performance has been postponed from December to February, due to continuing restrictions in numbers in the Barn.

25th February 2022:  Around the World in 80 Days

There will be two performances: a matinee at 14:30 and an evening performance at 19:00.

Tickets are available direct from the  Rain or Shine website, or their box office line 0330 660 0541.

It’s 1872

The Nightingale has struck again!  The famous art thief has stolen three paintings from museums around London and is now attempting to flee the country for the safety of foreign soil.

At the same time, Phileas Fogg and his new valet Passepartout are attempting to go Around the World in 80 Days in order to win a bet of £20,000.

But is that just a cover story to hide the dastardly escape of The Nightingale?  That’s what Scotland Yard’s finest detective, Chief Inspector Fix, believes and he will stop at nothing to capture our heroes.

Join Rain or Shine Theatre Company for a knock-about adventure full of mishaps, tomfoolery, British stiff upper lip, curious camels and lashings of comedy!

Suitable for audiences from age 6 to 106

Rain or Shine July 2021: She Stoops to Conquer

Rain or Shine Theatre Company  restarted performances for Summer 2021 with ‘She Stoops to Conquer’ on 23rd July 2021.







This was the first big event in the Barn, but with the audience limited to 50, and the bar service table only.  It took some organising!

A few images from the event:


The performance was as good as always.




But setup was a bit of a headache!