Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer are to star in a new sci-fi comedy, Vulcan 7, which will be touring the UK this autumn.
Backed by Jonathan Church Productions and Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Vulcan 7 has been written by the pair and will be directed by Steven Marmion.
British actor-comedians Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer rose to fame in TV sitcoms The Comic Strip Presents… and the BRIT award-winning cult classic, The Young Ones, and have performed together in Filthy, Rich and Catflap and in the spoof band, Bad News.
In their latest comedy, Vulcan 7, they will co-star as former drama students, Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois, one a plodding actor, the other a struggling Hollywood star, both in their 60s, who are reunited on Icelandic wasteland, on the set of a fantasy movie.
The cast is completed by Lois Chimimba who stars as film runner, Leela.
Hugh has landed the role of Vulcan’s butler and he’s making his seventh film for the franchise.
Gary is a former Hollywood A-lister who is playing a guest monster with four hours in make-up and one word in the script.
Sparks fly inside the trailer as old wounds are opened.
Leela attempts to keep the peace, but outside the trailer things are not going to plan either: the director’s gone AWOL, the catering truck’s on the wrong side of a ravine, and the volcanic activity is growing more lively by the minute…
Lois Chimimba has appeared with the National Theatre most recently in Common, and previously Peter Pan and wonder.land. Other theatre credits include Pitcairn with Shakespeare’s Globe and Chichester Festival Theatre and Nightingale and Chase at the Royal Court.
Steven Marmion is currently artistic director at Soho Theatre where he has been at the helm since 2010.
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VULCAN 7 2018 AUTUMN TOUR SCHEDULE
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, September 19-29
Cambridge Arts Theatre, October 1-6
Newcastle Theatre Royal, October 8-13
Theatre Royal Bath, October 15-20
Richmond Theatre, October 22-27
Malvern Festival Theatre, October 29-November 3
King’s Theatre Edinburgh, November 5-10.