"Otherwise Engaged" announces further casting: Joining Richard E Grant are Anthony Head & David Bamber


"Otherwise Engaged" announces further casting: Joining Richard E Grant are Anthony Head & David Bamber

Further casting has been announced for Otherwise Engaged By Simon Gray, which opens at the Criterion Theatre 31 Oct 2005, following previews from 25 Oct, and booking to 28 Jan 2006.

Joining Richard E Grant as 'Simon Hench' , will be Anthony Head as 'Jeff Golding' and David Bamber as 'Bernard Wood'

It is directed by Simon Curtis, designed by Simon Higlett with lighting by Tim Mitchell.

It is produced by Mark Rubinstein, Sonia Friedman Productions, Lee Menzies and TEG Productions.

Witty, urbane, sophisticated and selfish, publisher 'Simon Hench' is a man of taste and discretion, who is accustomed to keeping himself at a graceful distance from the messy distractions of his family and friends. He has a problem, though - well, several actually - only he just doesn't know it yet. Settling in for a morning in his lavishly furnished home with his new recording of Wagner's Parsifal, Simon is besieged by a deluge of unwelcome visitors and his usually cool demeanour begins to buckle as life finally catches up with him.

Richard E Grant's film credits "Withnail and I" in 1987, and more recently "Bright Young Things" (2003) & "Gosford Park" (2001).

Anthony Head theatrical roles range from 'Lt. Stefan Kovacs' in "A Patriot For Me" (Chichester) to 'Frank N' Furter' in "The Rocky Horror Show", 'Frederick Trumper' in "Chess" and 'Jesus' in "Godspell (all West End). He is probably best known for his television work which includes playing 'Rupert Giles' in seven series of the hit US show "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", 'James' in two series of "Manchild" and more recently 'Michael', the Prime Minister, in the award-winning BBC comedy "Little Britain". His film credits include Mike Hodges' "Prayer for the Dying" .

David Bamber's West End stage credits include "The Glee Club" at the Duchess Theatre in 2002; "Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure" at the Royal Festival Hall in 2002; "Honk! The Ugly Duckling" at the Olivier, NT in 1999; "The Merchant of Venice" at the Cottesloe & Olivier, NT in 1999; "Troilus and Cressida" at the Olivier, NT in 1999; "My Night With Reg" at the Criterion in 1994.

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