Les Dennis, Nitin Ganatra, Tala Gouveia and Blake Harrison are to star in powerful new black comedy End Of The Pier, coming to Park Theatre from 11 July 2018.
Les Dennis will play Bobby, a former light entertainer whose star and career has faded. Resigned to a life of solitude and bad-panto, he is thrown into the limelight when the nation’s favourite young comedian (Blake Harrison) arrives on his door pleading for help to save his career.
Dennis’ can undoubtedly draw on parallels from his own career, having started out as a comedian in the 70s and rising to become a stalwart of Saturday Night TV in the 80s and 90s. In recent years Dennis has branched out into theatre with successful performances in The Addams Family (UK Tour), She Loves Me (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Spamalot (West End).
TV viewers will recognise Blake Harrison from multi-award-winning comedy The Inbetweeners films and tv series, as well as the Dad’s Army remake and more recently as the bumbling assassin in BBC One drama A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant.
Best known for playing Masood Ahmed in BBC One soap EastEnders, Nitin Ganatra’s stage roles have included Animal Farm (Belgrade Theatre), As I Lay Dying (Young Vic), D’Yer Eat With Your Fingers? (Stratford East Theatre) and Haroun and the Sea of Stories (National Theatre).
Scream Street’s Tala Gouveia’s stage credits include The Here and This and Now (Southwark Playhouse), Husbands and Sons (National Theatre), The Mountaintop (New Vic Theatre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Globe).
Penned by acclaimed writer Danny Robins, The End of The Pier is directed by Hannah Price.
The End of The Pier runs from 11 July 2018 until 11 August 2018 at Park 200, Park Theatre, London.