Actor and entertainer Bobby Davro is brushing up on The Knowledge to get into shape to play a ping-pong playing London cabbie in Not A Game For Boys which opens at Islington’s Kings Head Theatre this June.
Davro, one of the UK’s top comedians, leads the cast as Eric, cabbie and table tennis team captain, in this 20th anniversary production of Simon Block’s comedy.
Lawson Joel Productions’ revival is the first time it has been seen in the capital since its success at the Royal Court in 1995.
This gritty comedy drama features a trio of taxi drivers seeking solace from their daily lives competing in a local table tennis league; tonight they must win the match or face the unthinkable oblivion of relegation.
Although they compete with bat and ball, the real competition between the three is much more than a game.
Alongside Davro is Alan Drake (Fantastic Fear of Everything, Kissing Sid James, Danny’s Wake, Huge) and Oliver Joel (Holby City, Huge, Danny’s Wake, Sitting Pretty).
The comedy is directed by Jason Lawson (resident director on Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, associate director on Backbeat and Passion Play) whose recent production, Kissing Sid James, played to sell out houses off-Broadway and subsequently transferred to the Jermyn Street Theatre, London.
Not A Game For Boys runs from June 10-July 5.