Rufus Hound and Samuel West will star in It’s Headed Straight Towards Us, a new comedy written by Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer.
Running at the Park Theatre from 13 September to 20 October 2023, the play follows two actor friends stuck in a trailer on the side of a volcano. As the volcano erupts, so do bitter rivalries from their college days with the only one keeping it all togther is 21-year-old Leela, the runner on the film, and supposed seismology expert.
Acclaimed theatre director Rachel Kavanaugh (The Great British Bake Off the Musical) directs multi-award-winning actors this quirky, surprisingly tender, laugh out loud comedy.
It’s Headed Straight Towards Us is written by British actor-comedians Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer, who rose to fame in TV comedies The Comic Strip Presents, and the BAFTA award-winning cult classic The Young Ones.
Rufus Hound said today, “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.”
It’s Headed Straight Towards Us is produced by Jonathan Church Theatre Productions and RJG Productions in association with Park Theatre.
Book tickets to It’s Headed Straight Towards Us at Park Theatre: Park 200