Edward Rowett’s new Radio 4 sitcom, Reluctant Persuaders (Absolutely Productions) is debuting on September 16th at 6.30pm. Set in London’s worst advertising agency the show stars Josie Lawrence, Mat Baynton, Nigel Havers, Rasmus Hardiker and Olivia Nixon. The show is available on iPlayer now.
John Henry Falle (The Story Beast) was nominated for three awards at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer; The Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality and the Barry (Performers’ Choice) Award for Best Performance.
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Edward Rowett’s debut Radio 4 sitcom has been commissioned and recorded, and will be transmitted later in 2015. RELUCTANT PERSUADERS, produced by Absolutely Productions and written by Edward, is a brand new 4 part sitcom starring Matthew Baynton (The Wrong Mans), Nigel Havers, Josie Lawrence, and Rasmus Hardiker.
Run in name by washed up advertising legend Rupert Hardacre (Nigel Havers), and in actuality by long-suffering account director Amanda (Josie Lawrence), Hardacre’s is London’s worst advertising agency. Armed with a creative team – Joe (Matthew Baynton) and Teddy (Rasmus Hardiker) – who would ideally like to sit in their office eating cereal all day, they attempt to sell the world the smallest, strangest, and most sinister products on the market.
Bec Hill’s 5 star, award-winning Edinburgh 2014 show Ellipsis sold out the Soho Theatre during its January run, picking up another 4 star review from The Evening Standard. The show is heading to the Adelaide Fringe next, tickets are available here.
Following a total sell-out, five star Edinburgh sketch storytellers The Beta Males have sold out the Main House at the Soho Theatre with their show Happenstance, directed by Russell Bolam. More shows will be announced in the new year.
Lazy Susan topped off a triumphant, sellout Edinburgh debut by being nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer with their brilliant show Extreme Humans. London runs of the show will be announced shortly. Congratulations Susans!
The new series of My First Planet, the hit sitcom on a shiny new planet, written by and starring Phil Whelans alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst and Vikki Pepperdine is starting its Radio 4Extra preview on July 21st, ahead of its Radio 4 broadcast in September 2014.
Cariad & Paul: A Two Player Adventure, created by and starring Paul Foxcroft and Cariad Lloyd sold out at The Soho Theatre. The show moves to Pleasance at Edinburgh from August 18th-23rd, and will return to London in the Autumn. Tickets for Edinburgh available here. The Independent made it their Comedy Highlight and said this about the show; “Matchless improvisational comedy… beautifully performed and furiously inventive.”