The Duke of York’s Theatre welcomes Neville’s Island from October 2014, giving audiences the opportunity to pick up theatre tickets for a production that already entertained those at the Chichester Festival Theatre. The production is the latest version of a play that originally appeared at the West End’s Apollo Theatre back in the 1990s and this return marks the twentieth anniversary of that run.
That show earned a Laurence Olivier Award at the 1995 ceremony and this time around producers are keen for the show to be equally well received. This must be why they’ve recruited the high profile cast of Adrian Edmondson, Miles Jupp, Neil Morrissey and Robert Webb.
The plot follows middle aged businessmen whose team-building exercise in the Lake District goes disastrously and hilariously wrong. Gordon, Angus, Roy and Neville head out on the expedition only to find themselves shipwrecked on an island (possibly the first People to ever do this in Cumbria), facing problems with the wildlife and facing off against each other. Surrounded by mud and damp and with no mobile phone signal to help them they are well and truly on their own.
The show is set to be directed by Angus Jackson, who is the Associate Director of the Chichester Festival Theatre and is well known for directing the likes of Goodnight Mr Tom for the venue, among other shows.
Adrian Edmondson needs little introduction, having emerged in the 1980s alongside a wealth of other influential comedians to reinterpret the British comedy scene. He appeared in classic sitcoms like The Young Ones and Bottom alongside the late Rik Mayall and also made appearances in everything from Blackadder to Holby City. He portrayed Gordon in Neville’s Island at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year and has previously appeared onstage in the likes of Waiting For Godot at the Queen’s Theatre (alongside Rik Mayall) and The Rocky Horror Show at the Piccadilly Theatre, both in the early 1990s.
Neville’s Island replaces another comedy production at the Duke of York’s Theatre, Jeeves and Wooster In Perfect Nonsense. The latter also featured Robert Webb amongst the cast members earlier in the year, whilst the current cast includes James Lance and John Gordon Sinclair.
Neville’s Island is at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Tuesday 21st October 2014 (previews from Friday 10th October 2014) to Saturday 3rd January 2015.
|Booking From:||Friday, 2nd January 2015|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 3rd January 2015|
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