Rufus Hound to Star in Neville's Island at Chichester's Theatre in the Park

News   Rufus Hound to Star in Neville's Island at Chichester's Theatre in the Park Rufus Hound will star in Chichester's new production of Tim Firth's comedy Neville's Island, beginning performances at the Theatre in the Park Sept. 11 prior to an official opening Sept. 20, for a run through Sept. 28.

Hound will play Roy, one of four businessmen sent off on a team-building exercise, in this play that revolves around a disastrous outward-bound expedition. They succeed in becoming the first people ever to get shipwrecked on an island in the Lake District. What should have been a bonding process turns into a muddy, bloody fight for survival amid a carnival of recrimination, French cricket and sausages. Hound is currently starring onstage in the West End in One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket through Aug. 31 in the lead role of Francis Henshall, which he also played in the U.K. tour. He recently presented BBC Radio 4's "My Teenage Years," a series in which celebrities talk about the diaries that they kept during adolescence. The program was a Silver Winner in the Best Comedy category at the 2013 Sony Radio Awards.

Best known as a comedian and TV and radio personality, his other work includes seven series of the award-winning "Celebrity Juice," the BBC sitcom "Hounded," "8 out of 10 Cats," "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" and the ITV1 primetime comedy show "Mad Mad World." He was also seen recently in "A Touch of Cloth for Sky." Radio credits include "Act Your Age" and "My Teenage Diary" for BBC Radio 4, as well as his own comedy show "What's So Funny." Film credits include "Wedding Video" and "My Big Fat Gypsy Gangster."

To book tickets, contact the box office on 01243 781312 or visit www.cft.org.uk for more details.

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