Frank Oz to Direct Saul Rubinek's Terrible Advice at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

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11 Jul 2011

Frank Oz, who collaborated with Jim Henson in performing many Muppet characters including Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear, and has also directed such films as "The Muppets Take Manhattan," the film of the musical version of "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," will direct the world premiere of actor-turned-writer Saul Rubinek's Terrible Advice

It will begin performances at London's Menier Chocolate Factory Sept. 22, prior to an official opening Sept. 29, for a run through Nov. 12.

The cast will be led by Sharon Horgan, Andy Nyman and Caroline Quentin. In the play, Stanley (Stinky to his friends) and Jake are best friends. Hedda and Delila are best friends. Jake loves Hedda; Stinky loves Delila. Stinky plans to marry Delila, until Jake shares some secrets and then gives him some advice.

Rubinek is best known as an actor for playing Donny, Daphne's fiancé in "Frasier," and currently stars in "Warehouse 13." Terrible Advice is his first play.

Horgan is probably best known for her role as Donna in the television series "Pulling," to which she has also contributed as a writer. She also appeared in Rob Brydon's "Annually Retentive," "The Pilot Show" and "Free Agents."



Nyman was last seen on the London stage in Ghost Stories at the Duke of York's. Other theatre credits include Moonlight and Magnolias at the Tricycle. Films include "Death at a Funeral," "Severance," "The Tournament" and "Wayne's World II."

Quentin is currently appearing in the third series of BBC1's "Life of Riley," and is best known for her TV roles as Dorothy in "Men Behaving Badly," Maddie in "Jonathan Creek," "Blue Murder" and "Life Begins." Stage credits include appearances at Hampstead Theatre, the National, Royal Court and being part of the original cast of Les Miserables at the Barbican and Palace Theatres. In the West End, she has starred in An Evening with Gary Lineker.

Terrible Advice will be designed by David Farley with lighting design by Paul Anderson and sound design by David Ogilvy.

To book tickets, which are on sale from July 14, contact the box office on 020 7378 1713, or visit www.menierchocolatefactory.com for more details.