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The West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre’s Neville's Island, a comedy by Tim Firth, directed by Angus Jackson, opens at the Duke of York's Theatre on 21 October 2014, following previews from 10 October - running to 3 January 2015.
Cast includes Adrian Edmondson (reprising his role as Gordon from the original Chichester production last year), Miles Jupp (Angus), Neil Morrissey (Neville) and Robert Webb (Roy).
Synopsis: "Follows the misadventures of four out-of-condition, out-of-their-depth businessmen on an out-of-control team-building exercise. Shipwrecked in the Lake District, menaced by wildlife and with only a sausage between them, our unlikely explorers battle the elements and each other as corporate bonding descends into a hilarious carnival of squabbling, French cricket and cagoules."
Neville's Island features scenic design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Howard Harrison and sound by Paul Groothuis. Produced by Jamie Hendry Productions.
The play, which returns to the West End twenty years after it first opened at the Apollo Theatre, in October 1994, was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1995. It was made into a TV movie in 1998, starring Timothy Spall, Martin Clunes, David Bamber and Jeff Rawle.
Adrian ‘Ade’ Edmondson is best known for his roles in BBC television's 'The Young Ones' and 'Bottom'. He was part of the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s, originating from The Comedy Store alongside Rik Mayall and other British comedians including Nigel Planer, Alexei Sayle and French and Saunders. Edmondson also launched TV comedy series 'The Comic Strip Presents...' Numerous television appearances have followed, including 'Blackadder', 'Jonathan Creek' and 'Holby City'. He has most recently been seen on television presenting ITV's 'Ade in Britain' and 'The Dales and Ade at Sea'.
Actor, comedian and writer Miles Jupp's television credits include 'A Young Doctor’s Notebook', 'The Thick Of It' and 'Balamory'. He has most recently been seen in the BBC series 'Rev' and Sky’s 'Spy'. Film credits include 'Grimsby', 'Chick Lit', 'The Monuments Men', 'The Riot Club', 'Made In Dagenham' and 'Sherlock Holmes'. Jupp has also been busy taking his current stand-up show 'Miles Jupp Is The Chap You’re Thinking Of' on a tour around the country.
Neil Morrissey is best known for starring in BBC situation comedy 'Men Behaving Badly', and has appeared in numerous other television series including 'Boon', 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Gentlemen and Players', 'My Summer with Des', 'Reeves & Mortimer', 'Monkey Trousers', 'Paradise Heights', 'Murder in Mind' and 'Carrie and Barry'. Morrissey appeared in the West End production of Victoria Wood’s 'Acorn Antiques' in 2005, alongside Julie Walters, Celia Imrie and Duncan Preston. He was recently back in the West End in Noel Coward's 'Relative Values', when he take over the role of Crestwell the Butler from Rory Bremner for the last month of the play's run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Robert Webb is best known for his role as Jeremy in Channel 4’s 'Peep Show', in which he stars alongside long-time collaborator David Mitchell. Mitchell and Webb also wrote and starred in 'The Mitchell and Webb Situation' and 'That Mitchell and Webb Look'. In 2008, Webb made his West End stage debut in the UK premiere of Neil LaBute's 'Fat Pig' at Trafalgar Studios and recently starred in 'Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense' at the Duke of York’s Theatre.