The production will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre from the 24th May 2023.

(c)Mark Senior

Ahead of Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Saves the World making its West End debut at the Phoenix Theatre later this month, the full cast of voice-over artists and puppeteers is released.

As well as co-writing the piece  Al Murray and Matt Forde are part of the stellar line-up of voice-over artists.  They are joined by:  Oliver Chris (Green Wing, The IT Crowd, and Prince William in Charles III on Broadway and on filmKathryn Drysdale (BridgertonThe WindsorsChristmas on Mistletoe Farm, The Bubble, The Queen and I and Plebs)Jason Forbes (The Tracy Ullman Show, The Mash Report and Horrible Histories: The Movie and Borg Mcenroe), Luke Kempner (Spitting Image, Steph’s Packed Lunch, The Last LegStand-up Sketch Show and The Imitation Game), Lorna Laidlaw (Doctors, Coronation Street, Getting It Straight and A Midsummer Night’s Dream),  Jackie Lam (Strangers, All that Remains and Emma) Shri Patel (Rishi Sunak in This EnglandEmmerdale and Pennyworth), Jess Robinson (Spitting ImageThe Last LegStars in Their Ears, and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Britain’s Got Talent), Debra Stephenson (The Impressions ShowDead RingersRich Hall’s Election BreakdownNewzoids, Coronation Street and Bad Girls) and Ronan Summers (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Krays: Code of SilenceDoctor Who and Episodes). 

Meanwhile, the ensemble bringing the puppets to life include: Antony Antunes,  Rianna AshKatie Bradley,  Emily Essery, Kaidan Dawkins, Bertie Harris, Pena Iiambo, Jackie Lam, Bright Ong, Will Palmer, Helen Parke, Rayo Patel, Tom Quinn, Richard Vorster and Faye Weerasinghe. 

World famous celebrities are thrown together as Tom Cruise is tasked by King Charles with saving Great Britain. Greta Thunberg duets with Stormzy as Putin and Xi watch on from their premium seats in the stalls. Have they just come out for a night on the town? Or will they wipe out all of civilisation? A show simultaneously inspired and appalled by real events.

Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical is written by a comedy team made up of  Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) Matt Forde (The Political Party) and double Olivier award winner  Sean Foley (The Upstart Crow, The Play What I Wrote) and is directed by Sean Foley.

Based on the television series, Idiots Assembler: Spitting Image The Musical was developed at the Birmingham Rep, where it had its world premiere earlier this year.

The creative team behind the show includes: Set Designer Alice Power, Video Designer Nina Dunn for Pixel Lux, Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell, Puppet Master Scott Brooker, Costume Designer Lotte Collet,  Choreographer Lizzi Gee, Incidental Music Composer and Musical Director Alexander S. Bermange, Incidental Music Arranger and Producer Jerome van den Burghe,  Creators of Spitting Image Peter Fluck and Roger Law, General Manager Emma Brunjes for ebp, and Producers Richard Allen-Turner and Jon Thoday for Avalon.

To book tickets for Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image the musical at the Phoenix Theatre from the 24th May until the 26th August click here.


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