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Lifecoach with Phill Jupitus at Trafalgar Studios
Lifecoach, a new comedy, written and directed by Nick Reed, opens at the Trafalgar Studios Two on 22 May 2008, following previews from 20 May - running to 14 June 2008
Cast includes Phill Jupitus, Amy Darcy, Katarina Olsson, Tim Plester
It is designed by Jason Denvir, lighting by Mike Robertson, and produced by Stuart Piper & Jason Haigh-Ellery
Wendy needs help. Unfortunately so does her life coach! Wendy's life is a mess. Her boss is losing patience, her boyfriend has no respect for her and she can't speak up for herself. She needs help and she needs it fast. Colin is a lifecoach. That's what he does. He gives guidance. He helps people to see where they're going wrong and puts them back on track. He's incisive and rational. He's quick to see where others are going wrong and quick to help them put it right. But what happens when Colin loses his way? What happens when the coach loses direction?
Phill Jupitus, is making his West End acting debut. He became a TV personality in 1996, when he joined BBC2's pop quiz "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" as a regular team captain. As a stand up comedian, he brandished his rapier wit on both the national and London comedy circuits for eleven years. Moviegoers will also have seen Phill as an embittered sports journalist in the feature film "Mike Bassett England Manager". Up until March 2007, Phill hosted the breakfast show on BBC 6 Music for 5 years and he is also a regular presenter for the BBC's coverage of the Glastonbury Festival. Last year he wrote and co-starred in his first play, "Waiting for Alice", at the Edinburgh Festival. He occasionally sings with Ian Dury's band The Blockheads and in the Autumn of 2007 joined them on their 30th anniversary tour as their guest vocalist.