An explosive new comedy is coming to the York Theatre Royal stage later this week.
Blackadder meets Monty Python in this brand new play about York-born Guy Fawkes — in York actor, comedian and writer David Reed’s hilarious take on the gunpowder plot.
In a cramped room above a pub, the plotters assemble with unified purpose and not a clue how to achieve it. Luckily their newest recruit seems to have all the answers.
Facing bickering, backstabbing and ineptitude at every turn, Guy spectacularly loses the plot as he turns these hapless drinking buddies into Britain’s most infamous failures.
Guy Fawkes is at York Theatre Royal from Friday 28 October to Saturday 12 November.
David began his career in the multi-award winning The Penny Dreadfuls comedy troupe, and is the author of ten historical comedies on BBC Radio 4. He appeared in the Olivier award-winning Showstopper: The Improvised Musical, to name one of his many stage and screen credits.
Guy Fawkes marks David’s first stage play.
David also plays the title role of Guy Fawkes alongside a cast featuring Greg Haiste (Thomas), Andrew Pollard (Winter), Robin Simpson (Catesby), Cassie Vallance (Martha) and Jamie Zubairi (Kit).
The show is directed by Gemma Fairlie, with set and costume design by Carla Goodman, lightning design by Tim Mascall, sound design and composed by Eamonn O’Dwyer, and fight direction from Kev McCurdy.
York Theatre Royal creative director Juliet Forster said: “We are so thrilled to be producing this wonderful new comedy about York’s most infamous offspring. The idea for this piece has been brewing for around 10 years, and has experienced many a set back (much like the gunpowder plot itself…) but will finally hit our stage.
“It’s going to be dynamite!”
Tickets start from £15 and are available from the York Theatre Royal website.