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Nigel Planer

 

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2013
Grandpa Joe
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2002
Pop
  [West End]
London Revival, 1997
Amos Hart
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1978
Member of the Company

Photos

Lois Chimimba, Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson Photo

Lois Chimimba, Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson

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Date:
09/24/2018
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Nigel Planer

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Date:
09/24/2018
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Nigel Planer

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Date:
09/24/2018
Lois Chimimba, Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson Photo

Lois Chimimba, Nigel Planer and Adrian Edmondson

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Date:
09/24/2018
Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer Photo

Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer

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Date:
09/24/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2013
Grandpa Joe

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2002
Pop

  [West End]
London Revival, 1997
Amos Hart

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1978
Member of the Company


Nigel Planer Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Nigel PlanerCharlie And The Chocolate Factory

Nigel Planer News

The Northern Comedy Theatre to Present DOING SHAKESPEARE Photo The Northern Comedy Theatre to Present DOING SHAKESPEARE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2022

Following a two-week London run, Doing Shakespeare goes on tour to venues across the UK. Doing Shakespeare follows fictional company of actors as they agree to stage a Shakespeare play but don't think to agree on which one should be (or not to be) before chaos ensues.

DOING SHAKESPEARE Will Be Performed at Bridewell Theatre Next Month Photo DOING SHAKESPEARE Will Be Performed at Bridewell Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2021

Following a series of multi-award winning (six OnComm Awards, Scenesaver award for Best Ensemble) online plays throughout the pandemic, The Northern Comedy Theatre Company has adapted its much-loved Doing Shakespeare for the stage and is bringing it to the Bridewell Theatre this November. 

New Nigel Planer Comedy Farce Comes To St Helens Next Week Photo New Nigel Planer Comedy Farce Comes To St Helens Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2021

Actor Nigel Planer, fondly known for his portrayal of Neil in classic 1980s sitcom The Young Ones, brings his brand new play to St Helens Theatre Royal next week. 

St Helens Theatre Royal Announces Autumn Season Programme Photo St Helens Theatre Royal Announces Autumn Season Programme
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021

St Helens Theatre Royal has unveiled its full Autumn season of shows, revealing a packed programme of great events running between now until Christmas. 

St Helens Theatre Royal Announces Upcoming Lineup Photo St Helens Theatre Royal Announces Upcoming Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2021

The doors reopen on 23 August with swashbuckling panto Treasure Island starring Grange Hill, EastEnders and Dancing on Ice star Todd Carty as pirate Long John Silver. He will be joined by Theatre Royal favourite Reece Sibbald, playing Silly Billy, and Britain's Got Talent's Cal Herbert in a High Seas adventure.

Nigel Planer Will Perform at The Albany Theatre Coventry in September Photo Nigel Planer Will Perform at The Albany Theatre Coventry in September
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021

His latest play is called All Above Board and will premiere in Merseyside in August and then tour the UK, coming to The Albany on 7th and 8th September. Nigel will be hosting a Q&A on Tuesday 7th September at 6pm ahead of the performance and this is open to all ticketholders for any of the three shows at The Albany. Audience members can ask Nigel about his time as Neil in The Young Ones, his West End career or how he beat Roland Rat and Mel Brooks to a BRIT Award! 

H Club London To Host Star Studded Online Celebration For World Book Night Photo H Club London To Host Star Studded Online Celebration For World Book Night
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2020

Ahead of the launch of their new digital membership, h Club London (formerly The Hospital Club) has announced their celebratory event for this year's World Book Night taking place on Thursday 23rd April at 7pm via Zoom.

Line-up Announced For BEAM2020 Photo Line-up Announced For BEAM2020
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2020

Today, Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network, in partnership with Royal & Derngate Northampton, are delighted to announce the line-up for their upcoming BEAM2020 showcase. BEAM2020 is the UK's leading showcase for new British musical theatre writing and will take place on Thursday 26th March and Friday 27th March 2020 at Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

Full Casting Announced For GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE Live UK Tour Photo Full Casting Announced For GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE Live UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the first ever stage adaptation of Grandpa's Great Escape, the exhilarating number one best-selling children's book by David Walliams which will tour the UK this Christmas. Tickets are on sale now.

Founder Of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma MBE, Will Step Down As Artistic Director Photo Founder Of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma MBE, Will Step Down As Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2019

Founder of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma MBE, is to step down as Artistic Director, forty years after founding the ground-breaking company.

Nigel Planer Videos

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of West End's GREAT BRITAIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End on September 26,following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. With a cast led by Lucy Punch andRobert Glenister, Nicholas Hytner's production now continues at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a strictly limited season to 10 January 2015. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Go inside opening night in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Musical Releases Official Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2013

Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opened Tuesday, June 26th on London's West End, just added six months to its run and is now set to continue until May 31, 2014. The official trailer was just released and you can watch it below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics byScott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). The show opened last night, June 25 and you can check out highlights of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Makes Its West End Debut - The Audience Reacts!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, began May 22, 2013. Watch as the very first audiences share their reactions to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, now in previews until 24 June at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

STAGE TUBE: Promo Released for Douglas Hodge-Led CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2013

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will begin previews on May 17 instead of May 18 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Opening night is still set for June 25. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). Check out a just-released promo for the show below!

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team Talks Writing Process
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2013

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will star Olivier and Tony Award-winning Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). Click below to watch the show's creative team talk about the writing process!

STAGE TUBE: Inside West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Intro, Sets and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2013

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick's production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25th June 2013, directed by Sam Mendes. In the videos below, Mendes introduces the show and takes you inside the set design for this whimsical production!

STAGE TUBE: UK HAIRSPRAY Welcomes Planer and Rushworth
by Eddie Varley - Mar 31, 2009

Nigel Planer and Verity Rushworth joined the cast of Hairspray the musical as Penny Pingleton and Wilbur Turnblad.

BWW TV: WICKED Flies Into London!
by Craig Brockman - Oct 2, 2006

Last week at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, the Broadway smash-hit 'Wicked' opened to deafening applause throughout. Check out BroadwayWorld.com's complete video coverage of the event featuring cast, crew and clips from the show!


Nigel Planer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Nigel Planer been in?
Nigel Planer has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Nigel Planer been in?
Nigel Planer has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was Nigel Planer's first West End show?
Nigel Planer's first West End show was Evita which opened in 1978

What awards has Nigel Planer been nominated for?
Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Charlie And The Chocolate Factory .