Octopus Soup!


By Jack Milner and Mark Stevenson. Co-produced with Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

Octopus Soup! is a razor-sharp comedy with Nick Hancock, star of West End hit An Evening with Gary Lineker and host of iconic TV shows, Room 101 and They Think It’s All Over.

Meet Seymour, the safest man in Britain. An insurance consultant who wears a belt and braces (and another belt, just to be sure). He’s in last chance saloon, and everything rests on this one important conference call. What could possibly go wrong? Enter Marvin, a bungling burglar with bad knees…

With Seymour’s highly neurotic actress wife Gloria awaiting news on a star TV role, the burglar’s psychopathic crime boss around the corner, and a share of the £30 billion insurance market at stake, will our heroes and their octopus get out alive? 

The Team
Producers: Simon Fielder and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Director: Joe Harmston 
Casting: Kate Plantin
Designer: Anthony Lamble
Lighting: Rob Casey 

The Cast 
Seymour: Insurance consultant  Nick Hancock 
Gloria: His actress wife Carolyn Backhouse 
Marvin: Burglar Paul Bradley
Virginia: Boss of G.I.T Gillian Bevan
Alan: Underworld boss Eric Richard
Terry:  An octopus

Octopus Soup! UK Tour 2019

2nd -16th Belgrade Theatre Coventry
19th - 23rd Blackpool Grand Theatre
26th Feb - 2nd March Darlington Hippodrome

19th - 23rd Portsmouth Kings Theatre
26th - 30th Eastbourne Devonshire Park

1st - 6th Windsor Theatre Royal
9th - 13th Cardiff New Theatre
15th - 20th Malvern Festival Theatre
24th - 27th Swansea Grand Theatre
30th - 4th May Guildford Yvonne Arnaud