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Scott Bakula in Terrible Advice at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Saturday, 13th Aug 2011  

The Quantum Leap Star Joins Andy Nyman and Caroline Quentin, among others, at the London Bridge Venue

“Terrible Advice” is set to open its doors at the Menier Chocolate Factory this October and not only will it feature Andy Nyman, Caroline Quentin and Sharon Horgan in lead roles, it will also feature “The Muppets” and “Star Wars” puppeteer Frank Oz as its director. Now the show lands in the news once again as a new cast member is added to the mix – Scott Bakula, best known to audiences for his role in television shows such as “Quantum Leap”.

Bakula has a wealth of credits to his name, with various television shows and movies in his back catalogue. As mentioned he is best known for appearing in “Quantum Leap” in which he portrayed the character of Sam Beckett, though he has also appeared in the likes of “Star Trek Enterprise” and “Chuck”, in addition to movies such a “American Beauty”, “Major League: Back to the Minors” and, more recently, provided a voice in “Source Code”. He has also appeared on the stage, with a Broadway musical in the form of “Romance/Romance” among his credits.

“Terrible Advice” tells the story of two groups of friends – Stinky and Jake (Nyman and Bakula), plus Hedda and Delila portrayed by Quentin and Horgan – and the romance and upset that occurs between them. Jakes has his eyes set on Hedda, whilst Stinky’s heart lies in marrying Delila, but things could never really be that simple. With Jake offering some bad advice to Stinky and some secrets rising to the surface there is plenty on hand that could easily upset the Status Quo.

The show is written by Saul Rubinek, a Canadian actor who has appeared in various movies himself, from “True Romance” and “Unforgiven” alongside Christian Slater, Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman to the television series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” alongside Larry David. “Terrible Advice” marks his debut as a playwright.

London theatre audiences can catch “Terrible Advice” when it runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from Thursday 29th September 2011 (previews from Thursday 22nd September 2011) to Saturday 12th November 2011.

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