Jeffrey Holland takes over from Roy Hudd

David Upton

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the première stage production of the BAFTA-nominated Waiting For God which will began a 12-week UK tour this week. He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice.

Holland and his co-star Olivier-Award winner Nichola McAuliffe head a cast of nine.

All the characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer.

It comes to the Grand in Blackpool June 20 to 24 and The Lowry, Salford from July 3 to 8.