An evening with Nigel Planer and friends

Every one of a certain age will know Nigel as Neil from The Young Ones and he has an impressive television profile also famously  playing Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap  as well as Leading roles in Shine on Harvey Moon,, The Grimleys, King and Castle, Bonjour La Classe and Roll Over, Beethoven. He starred in Michael Palin’s Number 27, Simon Gray’s Two Lumps of Ice, Emma Tennant’s Frankenstein’s Baby, Blackeyes by Dennis Potter, Marcella, Cockroaches, Ratburger, and Loaded.

He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of EvitaChicagoWe Will Rock YouWicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has also appeared in Hairspray. He won a BRIT award in 1984 and has been nominated for Olivier, TMA, WhatsOnStage and BAFTA awards.

And he a has string of theatre appearances and has appeared in many films such as lood, Virgin Territory, Bright Young Things, Hogfather, The Colour of Magic, The Wind in the Willows, The Land Girls, Clockwork Mice, Carry On Columbus, Brazil, The Supergrass, I Give It a Year, Burn, Burn, Burn, The List and Yellowbeard.

He has been a voice actor famously being in most of the audio books of Terry Pratchett’s disc world series.

But he is a polymath as he has had a successful career a musician and composer – with both spoof projects (UK #2 as Neil and album),  1980s (spoof) rock band Bad News as well as more serious releases under his own name. He also writes articles, plays, show , scripts and poetry.

And he brings all of this to or festival



Thursday 18 Jul 24


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


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