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Cel Spellman has been cast in Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Talk Radio at the Old Red Lion this August.
The play premiered 30 years ago in New York, and is about a radio host who is up to play devil’s advocate on any subject.
Barry Champlain is abrasive and forthright, the ultimate devil’s advocate, willing to argue just about any point. He lives for his radio show and the minor fame it brings him but his on-air persona is just that: a persona. Barry despises the people he talks to every day; he loathes their views and he abhors their adoration.
Spellman has presented on Radio 1 since 2015, and has also appeared in Channel 4’s Cucumber, as well as Cold Feet (ITV). He will be joined by George Turvey (No Villain), Andy Secombe (Star Wars), Molly McNerney and Matthew Jure (Downton Abbey).
Sean Turner directs the piece, which runs from 29th August to 23rd September. He said: “I'm elated by the cast we've put together. Cel is an extraordinary talent and having a bona fide radio guy in the cast helps too!
“Matthew is going to be a phenom in the central role and I'm thrilled to be building on previous work with George and Andy. Molly is a rare find - she's going to be huge.”