It’s Headed Straight Towards Us announce cast for Park Theatre season

Full casting has been announced for Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer’s new comedy It’s Headed Straight Towards Us opening at Park Theatre on 19 September 2023.

It's Headed Straight Towards Us
Rufus Hound and Samuel West. Photo: Michael Wharley

It’s Headed Straight Towards Us, a comedy by Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer has announced that its cast will include Rufus Hound and Samuel West with Nenda Neururer directed by Rachel Kavanaugh. The comedy will play at Park Theatre, London from 13 September until 20 October 2023.

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.

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Nenda Neururer

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.

Acclaimed theatre director Rachel Kavanaugh directs multi-award-winning actors Rufus Hound and Samuel West, joined by Nenda Neururer in 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.


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