Date: 03 June 2013
West End actor and comedian confirmed for Neville’s Island at
Fresh from the critically acclaimed
West End production One Man, Two Guvnors,
Rufus Hound has been confirmed in
the cast of Neville’s Island at Chichester’s Theatre in
the Park this summer.
He will play Roy, one of four
businessman sent off on a team building exercise in Tim Firth’s
comedy about 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’s current role as Francis Henshall in
the West End run of One Man, Two Guvnors follows
his performance in the UK tour of the National Theatre’s
award-winning production. Other acting credits include
Utopia (Soho Theatre) and a leading role in the film
The Wedding Video, written by Tim Firth.
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 programme was a
Silver Winner in the Best Comedy category at the 2013 Sony Radio
Hound has appeared as a regular panellist on
numerous popular television quiz and comedy shows including
Celebrity Juice, Argumental, and Would I Lie
to You?. He took part in Let’s Dance for Sport
Relief, winning the 2010 series for his memorable performance
as Cheryl Cole, dancing to Fight For This Love.
Neville’s Island will be the second
production staged in the Theatre in the Park, a temporary
state-of-the-art auditorium which will be built in June while the
Festival Theatre’s £22 million RENEW redevelopment continues.
Directed by Angus Jackson - the director of the Olivier
Award-winning production Goodnight Mister Tom - this
promises to be a technically and visually ambitious staging of a
darkly funny play. Jackson also directs If Only at the
Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in June.
Neville’s Island runs in the Theatre
in the Park from 11 – 28 September, Evenings 7.30pm (except for
Press Night, Friday 20 September, 7pm). Matinees 2.30pm. 18 – 25
tickets £8.50, other tickets from £10.
To book, visit cft.org.uk or contact
the Box Office on 01243 781312.