Nigel Havers to star in new comedy at the newly restored Everyman
19th September 2011
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Nigel Havers to star in a new comedy at the newly restored Everyman

Nigel Havers, one of the UK’s most popular actors stars in a new, quick-witted and contemporary comedy about the trials of modern relationships, by the BAFTA award-winning writer Nick Fisher, which comes to the newly restored Everyman Theatre next month.


In Basket Case, dependable Miranda and her ex-husband, the smoothly charming and wholly unreliable Guy are thrown together when their faithful old family pet takes a turn for the worse.  Reunited over the dog basket, Guy and Miranda find they haven’t ‘moved on’ quite as they’d imagined.  When they are joined by family friend James, who rarely sees a stick without getting the wrong end of it, and Martin, the vet and a long time admirer of Miranda, the scene is set for some startling home-truths as this rapid-fire foursome mines laughter and touching observations in equal measure.


Written by the BAFTA award-winnning writer Nick Fisher, whose writing credits include New Tricks (BBC1); Hustle (BBC1) and Manchild (BBC2); Basket Case stars one of our most accomplished actors Nigel Havers as Guy.  His numerous television and film credits include A Passage to India; Chariots of Fire; The Charmer; Coronation Street and the US series Brothers and Sisters.  He played Serge in Art, both on tour and in the West End and recently starred in the record-breaking tour of Rebecca.


Christine Kavanagh who appeared alongside Nigel Havers in Manchild, stars as Miranda, with David Cardy, well known for his long-running role in TV’s Birds of a Feather, as James and Graham Seed as Martin, in his first stage appearance since making the headlines earlier this year when, as Nigel Pargetter, he plunged to his death in the sensational 60th anniversary edition of The Archers.


Basket Case is directed by Robin Lefevre and designed by Liz Ashcroft with lighting by Ian Scott and sound by John Leonard. 


Basket Case

Everyman Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

Monday 17th – Saturday 22nd October

Eves: Mon – Sat 7.45pm

Mats: Thu & Sat 2pm

Tickets: £10 - £25 plus booking fee, available from the Box Office on 01242 572573 or online at




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