Stars of cult ’80s TV comedy The Young Ones, Ade Edmondson and Nigel Planer, will reunite on stage next month in a new comedy written by themselves – and you could be there for free.
We have a pair of tickets to give away to see the comic legends on the Icelandic wastelands of Vulcan 7, which is at Newcastle Theatre Royal from October 8-13.
British actor-comedians Edmondson and Planer rose to fame playing iconic characters Vyvyan and Neil in the Brit award-winning TV classic The Young Ones and The Comic Strip Presents, and have performed together in Filthy, Rich and Catflap and in the spoof band Bad News.
In their latest comedy Vulcan 7 the long-time off-screen friends will co-star as former drama students Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois, one a plodding actor, the other a struggling Hollywood star, both in their 60s who are reunited on the set of a fantasy movie.
Hugh has landed the role of Vulcan’s butler and he’s making his seventh film for the franchise. Gary is a one time Hollywood A-lister playing a guest monster with four hours in make-up and one word in the script.
Sparks fly inside the trailer as old wounds are opened. Leela, a runner (played by Lois Chimimba), attempts to keep the peace, but outside the trailer things are not going to plan either: the director’s gone AWOL, the catering truck’s on the wrong side of a ravine, and the volcanic activity is growing more lively by the minute.
l To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see Vulcan 7 at Theatre Royal Newcastle on October 8, answer this question: Which cult TV show featured both Adrian and Nigel?
A) The Young Ones
B) The Old Ones
C) The Middle Aged Ones
Email your answer and contact details to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk or send your answer and contact details on a postcard to Vulcan Competition, Katy Wheeler, Johnston Press North East, 2nd Floor, Alexander House, 1 Mandarin Road, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.
Closing date: October 4. Entries are deleted and shredded once the winner is drawn.