Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer shot to fame in the 1980s with The Comic Strip Presents… and as Vyvyan and Neil in the massive cult classic The Young Ones. They also starred together in Filthy, Rich and Catflap on television and played in the spoof band Bad News.
In their new comedy they co-star as actors Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois, who trained at RADA together and – now in their sixties – meet backstage on a film set.
Hugh has had a plodding career but has landed the role of Vulcan’s butler – a small but regular role – and he’s making his seventh film for the franchise. Gary is a one-time Hollywood A-lister who has fallen on lean times, and is playing a guest monster with four hours in make-up and one word in the script.
Sparks fly inside the trailer as old wounds are opened – and outside things are not going to plan either...
Directed by Steven Marmion, Lois Chimimba completes the cast as film runner, Leela.
Be the first to see what happens when two competitive men with a chequered history measure themselves against each other in this hilarious behind-the-scenes comedy.
Adrian Edmondson is best known for his role in Bottom, which he wrote with Rik Mayall. On stage they starred together in Waiting For Godot and Ade also appeared in the West End run of The Rocky Horror Show. More recently he has appeared in War & Peace, Twelfth Night at the RSC, and in a cameo role as Captain Peavey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Nigel Planer has worked extensively in the West End with leading roles in the original productions of Evita, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Hairspray, Feelgood and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He won a BRIT award in 1984 and has been nominated for Olivier, TMA, WhatsOnStage, and BAFTA awards. He created the spoof actor character "Nicholas Craig" and featured in the Doctor Who: Live tour as Vorgenson, The Inter-Galactic Showman.
Presented by Jonathan Church Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Written by and starring Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer
Sponsored at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre by Perfectly Possible Designs
PLEASE NOTE: There is an age restriction of 14+ for this production