Cast announced for the world premiere of
A new Eurovision comedy by Martin Blackburn
Arch 22 & 23 Old Union Yard Arches 229 Union Street London SE1 0LR
26 April – 20 May 2023
Adèle Anderson, Charlotte East, Marcus J. Foreman, Sean Huddlestan and Kane Verrall are to star in the world premiere of NUL POINTS!, a new Eurovision comedy by Martin Blackburn.
Josh loves Eurovision. He knows every insane figure and fact. Ukraine entering a guy in a hamster wheel. Ireland with Dustin the Turkey. The Russian grannies. And each May he hosts a Eurovision party – the highlight of his year. Join this hilarious rollercoaster of a journey over 10 years of Eurovision Parties from 2012 to 2022 as Josh bestows his guests with Bucks Fizz, Euro-V trivia and games of Eurovision truth or dare. Will they Rise Like a Phoenix, get Ooh Aah, Just a Little Bit…or meet their Waterloo with NUL POINTS!?
The performance on Saturday 13 May will start at 5.00pm to be followed by a Eurovision party including a screening of the Eurovision Final live in the theatre.
Creative Team: Director William Spencer, Designer David Shields, Producer Peter Bull
Associate producer Conor Dye.
Adèle is best known as a member of the acclaimed cabaret group Fascinating Aida and co-writes much of their material with founder member Dillie Keane. Fascinating Aida have been nominated for the Perrier Award, the Olivier Award (three times) and the New York Drama Desk Award. Theatre credits include: ‘She Loves Me’ (Sheffield Crucible), ‘Closer To Heaven’ (Above The Stag), ‘Doctor Dolittle (UK Tour), ‘Follies’ (Landor), ‘Into The WOODS (Derby Playhouse and The Forum, Wythenshawe), ‘Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera’ (National Tour), ‘Salad Days’ (National Tour), ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space – The Musical’ (National Tour), ‘Sunset Boulevard’ (Sydmonton Festival).
Charlotte graduated from The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2020 as one of the BBC Radio Drama Carleton Hobbs Winners. Theatre credits include: ‘Earthquakes In London’ (Bristol Old Vic Studio) ‘Love Song’ (BOVTS) ‘The Tempest’ (Nottingham Playhouse) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Nottingham Playhouse).
Marcus J. Foreman
Theatre credits include: ‘Alright B*tches!’ (Above the Stag), ‘Gatsby’ (Southwark Playhouse), ‘Boy Toy’ (Above the Stag), ‘Top Hat’ (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), ‘Mack and Mabel’ (Hackney Empire), ‘West End Women’ (Orchard Theatre), ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (Birmingham Rep).
Theatre includes: Eddie in ‘Three Wise Monkeys’ (Turbine Theatre) Andy in ‘Happy Ending’ (Garden Theatre) Roy in Jonathan Harvey’s ‘Boom Bang-A-Bang’ (Above the Stag) Ghost in ‘The Inheritance’ (West End) Max in ‘Time For Tea (Etcetera) Joe in ‘Bluethroat’ (Arcola). Off Broadway: Micah in ‘Asking for Trouble’ and Philly in ‘True Hollywood Story’ (Ensemble Studio Theatre).
Theatre credits include: Blaine in ‘Club Tropicana’ (UK & Ireland tour), Rolf Gruber & Dance Captain in ‘The Sound of Music’ (UK Tour), Neil Kellerman in ‘Dirty Dancing’ (UK Tour), Fanny in ‘Fanny & Stella’ (Garden Theatre), Will Scarlett in ‘TWANG!!’ (New Union Theatre), Spirit of the Beans in’ Jack and the Beanstalk’ (Everyman Theatre), Various roles in ‘Tweedy’s Reduced Pantomime’ (Everyman Theatre), Dandini in ‘Cinderella’ (Everyman Theatre), Dandini in ‘Cinderella’ (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford), Dick Whittington in ‘Dick Whittington’ (Yvonne Arnaud), Gregory in ‘Free as Air’ (Finborough).
Martin Blackburn – Writer
Martin is an avid theatregoer and mega fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. His previous plays include the Bitches Trilogy (‘Alright Bitches!’, ‘Bitches Ahoy!’ and ‘Bitches Down Under!’) all originally produced by Peter Bull at the Above The Stag Theatre as well as ‘Last One Here’ (White Bear Theatre).
William Spencer – Director
William trained at Bird College and as an intern/student ambassador to the McOnie Company. Alongside this, he has had the pleasure of working with West End and internationally renowned creatives such as Carole Todd, Nick Winston, Steven Dexter and Bronagh Lagan. Recently, he was twice Offie nominated for Best Choreographer for ‘[Title of Show]’ and ‘Boy Toy’. His two all male narrative ballets ‘Coppelia’ and ‘The Supermarket Suite’ received seven 5 star reviews along with an Offie Commendation Award. Other choreographic and directorial credits include: ‘A-Typical Rainbow’, ‘LOL Surprise’, ‘Next Thing You Know’, ‘Frostbite’, Gradfest’s Showcase, ‘Black Magic Woman’, ‘Queereteria TV’, ‘Diary of a W*nky Actor’ and the cabaret show ‘Cut Before Curtain Up’. Assistant choreographer/director credits include the following Offie nominated productions: Pippin’, ‘Romance Romance’, ‘Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’, ‘Mother Goose’ and ‘Cynthia’s Girls’.
Peter Bull – Producer
Peter founded Above The Stag Theatre where he was artistic director for 11 years until 2019. He has produced over 100 Off West End plays, musicals and pantomimes as well as cabaret and stand up performances. His outdoor production of ‘Fanny & Stella’ was the first musical to open in the UK after the first Covid 19 lockdown. Highlights of his career include the 25th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s ‘Beautiful Thing’, the Pet Shop Boys’ musical ‘Closer to Heaven’ and ‘Silence! The Musical’ as well as his legendary Above The Stag adult pantos. In addition he has directed in London, New York, Milwaukee and Chicago.
Peter Bull presents Nul Points!
A new Eurovision comedy
by Martin Blackburn
Director William Spencer
Arch 22 & 23 Old Union Yard Arches
229 Union Street
26 April – 20 May 2023
Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm
(except Saturday 13th May)
Saturday 13 May at 5.00pm
followed by Eurovision party
Bookings : uniontheatre.biz
Tickets : £15 / £20 / £25
Wednesday 26 April : £15
Thursday 27 April : £15
Friday 28 April : £20
Saturday 29 April : £20
Sunday 30 April : £20
Tuesday 2 May – Saturday 20th May : £25
Saturday 13 May: £30 to include a glass of bubbles and Eurovision party