The world premiere production of Vulcan 7, written by and starring Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer, opens on Monday, October 29 at Malvern Theatres as part of a national tour in autumn 2018.

British actor-comedians Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer rose to fame in TV sitcoms The Comic Strip Presents… and the BRIT award-winning cult classic The Young Ones and have performed together in Filthy, Rich and Catflap and in the spoof band Bad News.

In their latest comedy Vulcan 7 they will co-star as former drama students, Gary Savage and Hugh Delavois, now in their sixties, one a plodding actor, the other a struggling Hollywood star, who are reunited on an Icelandic wasteland on the set of a fantasy movie. The cast is completed by Lois Chimimba who stars as film runner, Leela.

Hugh has landed the role of Vulcan’s butler and he's making his seventh film for the franchise. Gary is a one-time Hollywood A-lister playing a guest monster with four hours in make-up and one word in the script. Sparks fly inside the trailer as old wounds are opened. Leela, a runner, attempts to keep the peace, but outside the trailer things are not going to plan either: the director’s gone AWOL, the catering truck’s on the wrong side of a ravine, and the volcanic activity is growing more lively by the minute…

Adrian Edmondson (Gary Savage) is well known for his role in TV sitcom Bottom which he wrote and starred in with Rik Mayall. Other television credits include Jonathan Creek, Blackadder and the BBC adaptation of War & Peace. On stage he has appeared in The Rocky Horror Show in the West End and Twelfth Night at the RSC. Film credits include Captain Peavey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Nigel Planer (Hugh Delavois) is an actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who has worked extensively in the West End with leading roles in original productions Evita, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Hairspray, Feelgood and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for which he received an Olivier Award nomination. Other credits include the spoof actor character Nicholas Craig and Doctor Who: Live tour. He has been nominated for numerous awards and won the BRIT award for Best Comedy Record in 1984 for his appearance in The Young Ones.

Lois Chimimba (Leela) has appeared with the National Theatre, most recently in Common.

Vulcan 7 will be appearing on stage at Malvern Theatres from Monday, October 29 to Saturday, November 3. To book, call the box office on 01684 892277 or visit