NEWS: Park Theatre Announce It’s Headed Straight Towards Us

The production will run at the theatre from the 13th September until the 20th October.

Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and RJG Productions have announced that It’s Headed Straight Towards Us, written by the stars of The Young Ones, Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer will head to the London Theatre later this year.

Two actors, stuck in a trailer on the side of a volcano, in Iceland. The glacier is melting, the volcano is active. Bitter rivalries emerge between fussy ‘bit part’ actor Hugh Delavois and fading Hollywood bad boy Gary Savage, going back to their time at college together, as the film they are meant to be working on collapses around them and the trailer they are in begins to slip.  An avalanche wipes out the only escape road and the only bridge to safety subsides into the ravine.   

Stuck with them is 21-year-old Leela, the runner on the film, and supposed seismology expert.  As their arguments and point-scoring become increasingly fractious, it is down to Leela to contain their petty squabbles and prepare them for the possibility that they may not get out of this alive.  

The production is set to be directed by Rachel Kavanaugh (Great British Bake Off the Musical) directs multi-award-winning actors, Rufus Hound (One Man, Two Guv’nors)  and Samuel West (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell). Further casting has yet to be announced.

Rufus Hound said: “Nigel and Ade have written something of rare brilliance. Poetic, comedic and human in equal measure and a keen observation of the fragility of the male ego; of actors especially. (Please note in all publications of this statement, that I come ahead of Samuel in the billing). I am more excited than I have been about anything in ages. I think this may well be magnificent.”

Samuel West also commented, “Just what the world needs: another examination of the irrelevance of the white male middle-aged actor. I’ve had to do a LOT of research.  This one’s very funny though, and true, and touching. Two dinosaurs like Rufus and me should be able to do Ade and Nigel’s beautiful script justice. And if not, we’ll just blame the millennials.”

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