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Octopus Soup!

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Simon Fielder present

Octopus Soup!

By Jack Milner & Mark Stevenson Directed by Joe Harmston

Saturday 2 to Saturday 16 February 2019

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £12 & £14.75 Concessions: £9 to £12.75

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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?

Octopus Soup! will have you crying with laughter. Don’t miss out!

Contains strong language. Age recommendation 14+.

Most of our seating require use of steps to access them. For further details please see information on our Access page or speak to one of our box office team.

Sat 2 Feb 7:45pm Limited Availability
Mon 4 Feb 7:45pm
Tue 5 Feb 7:00pm Limited Availability
Wed 6 Feb 7:45pm
Thu 7 Feb 7:45pm
Fri 8 Feb 7:45pm Captioned Performance
Sat 9 Feb 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 9 Feb 7:45pm Limited Availability
Mon 11 Feb 7:45pm
Tue 12 Feb 7:45pm
Wed 13 Feb 7:45pm
Thu 14 Feb 2:30pm
Thu 14 Feb 7:45pm
Fri 15 Feb 7:45pm
Sat 16 Feb 2:30pm
Sat 16 Feb 7:45pm

“There is a lot to love about Octopus Soup, including Marvin’s witty one-liners and Malapropisms and Gloria’s chaotic character”

Chalmers News PR

“If you long for a good belly laugh, then this brand-new British farce! Octopus Soup!… is the performance to see.”

Newstyle Radio

“Assured, well-paced and sharp comedy”

Elementary What’s On

“Played with energy and conviction by all concerned, this is a hugely enjoyable piece of work”

Bum on a Seat

“undoubtedly clever

The Boar

Casting announced for Octopus Soup!

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 6th December 2018

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Simon Fielder are thrilled to announce full casting for the world premiere of Jack Milner’s and Mark Stevenson’s original c... Read more

Urban Octopus - Terry's Adventures in Coventry

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 31st January 2019

It’s been a busy week for Terry the octopus here at the Belgrade, as rehearsals step up in the final week before Octopus Soup! opens on our B2 Stage. In betwee... Read more

Meet Marvin - Paul Bradley on playing Octopus Soup!'s bungling burglar

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 22nd January 2019

What do you get if you cross an uptight insurance man, a bungling burglar with bad knees and an escaping octopus called Terry? The answer is Octopus Soup!, a bra... Read more

Copper turned Robber: The Bill's Eric Richards stars in Octopus Soup!

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 22nd January 2019

What do you get if you cross an uptight insurance consultant, a botched burglary and an escaping octopus called Terry? The answer is Octopus Soup!, a brand new c... Read more

You're Nicked - Nick Hancock talks Octopus Soup!

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 21st January 2019

What do you get if you cross an uptight insurance man, a bungling burglar with bad knees and an escaping octopus called Terry? The answer is Octopus Soup! – a ... Read more

No Squidding - Joe Harmston directs the world premiere of Octopus Soup!

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 16th January 2019

Writer and director Joe Harmston has enjoyed an undeniably varied theatrical career. From working with Harold Pinter himself at the Donmar Warehouse in 1998, to ... Read more

Ten-tickled - Jack Milner & Mark Stevenson talk Octopus Soup!

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 4th January 2019

What do you get if you cross a disastrous presentation, a bungled burglary and an escaping octopus? The answer, according to comedy writing duo Jack Milner and M... Read more

Eight Fascinating Facts about Octopuses ahead of Octopus Soup!

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 8th October 2018

It’s well-known that octopuses are masters of disguise, as well as excellent escapologists, making them ideal partners for a master criminal… or so you might... Read more

New co-productions announced for 2019

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 9th July 2018

This week, we’re hugely excited that tickets have now gone on sale for three new co-productions heading to the Belgrade early next year, including Wise Childre... Read more

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