STUDENTS will take to the stage at The Civic this week to perform a comedy.

The Electric Theatre Company, run by University Campus Barnsley (UCB) BA Hons Acting for Touring Theatre students will be performing Richard Bean’s Great Britain.

They will be performing tonight at 7.00pm and tomorrow at 1pm and 7pm.

Great Britain is a hilarious fast-paced play is an anarchic and foul-mouthed satire about the press, the police, and the political establishment.

Paige Britain, the ambitious, morally-bankrupt young news editor of The Free Press, embarks on her never-ending battle to get more readers for her tabloid newspaper.

Unfortunately, Paige discovers the benefits of illegal phone tapping and risks putting herself and the people around her into morally dubious and dangerous territory.

Peter Lawton, HE Pathway Leader for Media, Music and Performing Arts at UCB, said: “This comedy humorously encapsulates the recent past, making current events a timeless source of satire.

"Our very talented actors have worked incredibly hard to do this great play justice and they truly deserve your support.”

Tickets for the productions are available at