Just Will… I am Richmal Crompton!


William and the Sandcastle.

Aunt Sally takes William to the seaside, to discover the cut-throat world of sandcastle-building competitions. With industrial secrets under his belt, and Aunt Sally’s secret weapon too, William’s about to take on old beetroot-face, the champion of the beach.









William’s Birthday

It’s William’s (next) birthday, and everyone is coming, much to Mr Brown’s utter regret. But William’s holding court and welcoming everyone into a whirlwind of old faces, old rivals and old friends, and a new take on Party Entertainment that cuts to the very core of the family.










William and His Hospital.

Big-hearted William opens a “hospital” for some of the local itinerants. At his home. Without his parent’s knowledge.

When Mr and Mrs Brown come home, suddenly… they’re all cured!










Meet Mr Brown. A man who is normally very sensible. He works in a sensible office, at Beans and Sons Incorporated, with his very sensible manager Mr Miggins, and Joan from accounts… who regularly¬† plies him with her very stimulating chocolate cake.

One Night, Mr Brown suddenly wakes, only to discover that he seems to be… “channeling” some strange story… about a wayward boy, a certain William, who is clearly rather naughty.

The Sensible Mr Miggins has always told him that we should always be in charge of our thoughts and the words in our head, not the other way round, and that to tame these wayward rascals, these thoughts, he should… write them down…

So begins the telling of a strange tale, of a boy and of his wonderful adventures. 

Three hilarious, raucous and charming theatrical tellings, three amazing escapades, three wonderful new stories that Mr Brown brings alive for you.

A blend of tribute, pastiche and fan fiction, these performances are closely based on the characters in Richmal Crompton’s tales of her most famous, and cheeky, little protagonist.

You’ll laugh, and moreover you’ll warm to the boy that emerges, channeled via the mind of a very confused “Mr Brown”.






Written and performed by Jonathan Brown.


All images drawn by Thomas Henry, 1952.