Wet Weather Cover is a new play from the renowned writer Oliver Cotton, which appeared at the King’s Head Theatre earlier in the year and now makes the triumphant transition to the West End where it is staged at the Arts Theatre.
When the production was staged at the King’s Head it featured “Jerry Spring the Opera” star Michael Brandon and “Little Britain” actor Steve Furst and the pair both make the journey to the West End to star as two actors whose relationship comes under strain as they hide from a torrential downpour.
Directed by Kate Fahy, Wet Weather Cover is the latest play from writer and director Oliver Cotton, who has appeared in a wide range of films, stage productions and even video games. His credits for the theatre include “As You Like It” and “The Crucible” whilst he has put pen to paper on various works for the Royal Shakespeare Company and movies.
With Wet Weather Cover, he writes about the types of people he knows – actors. We follow Brad and Stuart (Brandon and Furst), two actors who have come from differing backgrounds and are now holed up in a leaking trailer, waiting for the rain to stop so that they can get back on set in Spain. Whilst the pair bide the time waiting for the torrential downpour to cease, tensions rise between them as a breaking point gets ever close and the agreements they have made in the past fall by the wayside.
Michael Brandon is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal of the title role in the controversial stage show “Jerry Springer the Opera”. Whilst the show received a lot of media attention for very famous reasons, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his acting work in the production. He has also appeared in stage shows such as “Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?” as well as roles for the screen such as “Doctor Who”, “Dead Man Weds”, “The Bill” and “Dempsey and Makepeace”, the latter of which made him a big name in the 1980s.
Steve Furst is a familiar face to anyone who has watched “Little Britain” or been to the cinema in the last few years. He has a recurring role in the ongoing Orange mobile phone adverts that play before movies up and down the country, whilst his other credits have included “Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive”, “The Lade Edition with Marcus Brigstocke” and Reeves and Mortimer’s “Catterick”.
Wet Weather Cover is at the Arts Theatre from Wednesday 7th April 2010 (previews from Tuesday 6th April 2010) to Saturday 5th June 2010.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 6th April 2010|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 5th June 2010|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 8pm|
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