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Joe Harmston - Octopus Soup


Joe Harmston is the Director of Octopus Soup at The Belgrade Theatre Coventry.

A razor-sharp new comedy starring Nick Hancock, star of West End hit An Evening with Gary Lineker and host of iconic TV shows Room 101 and They Think It’s All Over, with Paul Bradley who played the much-loved character Nigel Bates in EastEnders and Elliot Hope in Holby City, Gillian Bevan, Carolyn Backhouse and Eric Richard who played Desk Sergeant Bob Cryer for 20 years in The Bill.

Meet Seymour, the safest man in Britain. An insurance consultant who wears a belt and braces (and another belt, just to be sure). He’s in last chance saloon, and everything rests on this one important conference call. What could possibly go wrong? Enter Marvin, a bungling burglar with bad knees…

 With Seymour’s highly neurotic actress wife Gloria awaiting news on a star TV role, the burglar’s psychopathic crime boss around the corner, and a share of the £30 billion insurance market at stake, will our heroes and their octopus get out alive?