Rigby And Baynton Lead Cast In HOLES At Arcola Tent From July
Holes, written by award winning comedy writer Tom Basden, makes its London debut in the Arcola Tent for a strictly limited run from 16 July to 9 August 2014, with press night on Tuesday 22 July, directed by Phillip Breen. This is the pair's first collaboration since their award-winning and internationally acclaimed production, Party (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Seymour Centre, Sydney, and Arts Theatre, London).
The production will star BAFTA award-winning Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie, One Man, Two Guvnors,Black Mirror), BAFTA nominated Mathew Baynton (The Wrong Mans, Horrible Histories, Yonderland),Elizabeth Berrington (The Low Road, Absent Friends, Abigail's Party).
Absurd, hilarious and fast-paced; Tom Basden's razor-sharp comedy is produced by Debbie Hicks, Oliver Mackwood and Jesse Romain, with production design by Rhys Jarman, and sound by Andrea J. Cox.
'We are the survivors of flight BA043. We don't know where we are. You have to help us. Hello...? Is there anybody out there? Hello...?"
Stranded, four survivors wait.
Surely somebody will find them. Planes don't just disappear, do they?
And, if no-one's coming...what do they do now?
Tom Basden is an award-winning writer (Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Comedy Award and Royal Television Society Award) and three-time BAFTA nominee, highly regarded as one of the UK's most talented comedy writers for both stage and screen. He has written for some of Britain's best comedy shows including Peep Show, Fresh Meat, The Wrong Mans, Plebs, and Cowards. Tom has also made two series of Cowards and three series of his sitcom Party for Radio 4, and three series of his sitcomParty.
Phillip Breen is a critically acclaimed director, best known for the recent hit production of The Merry Wives of Windsor with the RSC. His additional directorial credits include True West at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Sex With A Stranger at the Trafalgar Studios, Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher at the Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh/UCB Theatre, Los Angeles/Soho Theatre and the Fortune Theatre, London, and The Stefan Golaszewski Plays at the Bush Theatre.
Daniel Rigby is an award-winning actor and stand up comedian, best known for taking home the Leading Actor BAFTA award for his performance as Eric Morecombe in the BBC's Eric and Ernie. On stage, Daniel was part of the original cast of One Man Two Guvnors at the National Theatre, and on Broadway. His screen credits include Big School, Black Mirror, and Spooks.
Mathew Baynton is best known for his BAFTA nominated performance in The Wrong Mans, a show that he also co-wrote alongside actor/comedian James Corden. He is also part of the hugely successful BAFTA nominated sketch show Horrible Histories. Mathew's additional screen credits include Yonderland, The Falling, You Instead, Telstar, Gavin & Stacey, Peep Show, Spy, Psychobitches, and Ashes to Ashes.
Elizabeth Berrington's stage credits include The Low Road at the Royal Court, Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Abigail's Party at Hampstead Theatre and The Country Wife at the Sheffield Crucible. Her screen credits include Babylon, New Tricks, Doctor Who, Waterloo Road, The Alan Partridge Movie, In Bruges, Nanny McPhee, Vera Drake and Quills.