Nick Hancock Will Star In The World Premiere Of New British Farce OCTOPUS SOUP!

Nick Hancock Will Star In The World Premiere Of New British Farce OCTOPUS SOUP!

Simon Fielder and the Belgrade Theatre Coventry announce full casting for the world premiere production of Octopus Soup!

Nick Hancock, star of West End hit An Evening with Gary Lineker and host of iconic TV shows Room 101 and They Think It's All Over, stars as Seymour, the safest man in Britain. An insurance consultant who wears a belt and braces (and another belt, just to be sure). He's in last chance saloon, and everything rests on this one important conference call. What could possibly go wrong? Enter Marvin, a bungling burglar with bad knees...With Seymour's highly neurotic actress wife Gloria awaiting news on a star TV role, the burglar's psychopathic crime boss around the corner, and a share of the £30 billion insurance market at stake, will our heroes and their octopus get out alive? Octopus Soup! will have you crying with laughter.

The cast also features Paul Bradley, who played the much-loved character Nigel Bates in EastEnders and Elliot Hope in Holby City; Gillian Bevan; Carolyn Backhouse; and Eric Richard, who played Desk Sergeant Bob Cryer in The Bill for 17 years.

Octopus Soup!, a new British farce by Jack Milner and Mark Stevenson, will open at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre ( Saturday 2 - 16 February, 2019 with press night Tuesday 7 February at 7pm) prior to a 10-week national tour visiting Blackpool Grand Theatre, Darlington Hippodrome, Portsmouth Kings Theatre, Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre, Windsor Theatre Royal, Cardiff New Theatre, Malvern Festival Theatre, Swansea Grand Theatre and Guildford Yvonne Arnaud.

Director: Joe Harmston, Designer: Anthony Lamble, Lighting: Rob Casey, Casting: Kate Plantin, Producers: Simon Fielder and Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

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