Comedy surprises in store

Published: 12 January 2022
Reporter: David Upton

The Play What I Wrote

The Play What I Wrote tours to The Lowry in Salford at the end of the month and, as usual, features surprise special guest stars.

Starring Dennis Herdman, Mitesh Soni, and Thom Tuck, this new production is directed by double Olivier Award winner Sean Foley.

It’s all an affectionate take on comedy duos—one such in particular.

Thom has written a play, an epic set in the French Revolution called A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple. Dennis, on the other hand, wants to continue with their double act. He believes that if they perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise, Hamish’s confidence will be restored and the double act will go on. But first Dennis needs to persuade a guest star to appear in the play what Thom wrote.

Previous mystery guest stars have included Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Joanna Lumley, Daniel Radcliffe, Kylie Minogue, Nigel Havers, Denise Welch, Sir Ian McKellen, Dawn French and Sting.

The Play What I Wrote tours to The Lowry from January 31 to February 5.

Related listings

The Play What I Wrote - Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and Eddie Braben (David Pugh and Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre)