Main House Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer

Vulcan 7

A new comedy by Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer
  • 15 - 20 October

Event Information

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Post Show Discussion: Thursday 18 October

Running Time: 1 hour 55 mins, including interval

★★★★ “Expertly written and cleverly staged” Bristol Post

“Hurtles along at a terrific pace” Western Daily Press

 “Zany, biting and packed with cracking one-liners, this madcap romp succeeds in keeping up its comic tempo to the very last second” Swindon Advertiser

Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer shot to fame in the 1980s with The Comic Strip Presents… and as Vyvyan and Neil in the massive cult classic The Young Ones. They also starred together in Filthy, Rich and Catflap on television and played in the spoof band Bad News. They co-star in this hilarious new comedy about the actor’s life, which they have also co-written.

Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois were students at RADA together. Now in their sixties, they meet in an Icelandic wasteland, on the set of a fantasy movie. Hugh has had a plodding career but has landed the small but regular role of Vulcan’s butler and he’s making his seventh fi lm for the franchise. Gary is a one-time Hollywood A-lister who has fallen on lean times, and is 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, plays by Lois Chimimba, attempts to keep the peace between them, 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 and more lively by the minute…

Mon – Fri eves and Sat mat: £22.00 £27.50 £29.50 £32.50 £34.50
Sat eve: £24.50 £28.50 £30.50 £33.50 £36.50
Wednesday mat £20.50 £26.00 £28.00 £32.00 £34.00

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Jonathan Church Productions, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Trafalgar Theatre Productions, in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre present


A new comedy by Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer
Directed by Steven Marmion

Adrian Edmondson is best known for his role in Bottom, which he wrote with Rik Mayall. On stage they starred together in Waiting For Godot and Ade also appeared in the West End run of The Rocky Horror Show. More recently he has appeared in War & Peace, Twelfth Night at the RSC, and in a cameo role as Captain Peavey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Nigel Planer has worked extensively in the West End with leading roles in the original productions of Evita, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Hairspray, Feelgood and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He won a BRIT award in 1984 and has been nominated for Olivier, TMA, What’s On Stage, and BAFTA awards. He created the spoof actor character “Nicholas Craig” and featured in the Doctor Who: Live tour as Vorgenson, The Inter-Galactic Showman.


UK Tour Autumn 2018

19 – 29 September – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

1 – 6 October – Cambridge Arts Theatre 

8 – 13 October – Newcastle Theatre Royal

15 – 20 October – Theatre Royal Bath

22 – 27 October – Richmond Theatre

29 Oct – 3 Nov – Malvern Festival Theatre 

5 – 10 November – King’s Theatre Edinburgh

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here



Behind the scenes with the cast and creative team of Vulcan 7

The Idea


About the Play


The Characters

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