Smoothie Havers in the doghouse with Basket Case

Nigel Havers in Basket Case
Nigel Havers in Basket Case
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TV FAVOURITE Nigel Havers stars in a new comedy about the trials of modern relationships at the Royal & Derngate from September 9.

In Basket Case, dependable Miranda and her ex-husband, the smoothly charming and wholly unreliable Guy (no guesses with the casting there) 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.

Christine Kavanagh, who appeared with Havers in Manchild, stars as Miranda, with David Cardy, (Birds of a Feather), as James and Graham Seed as Martin, in his first major stage appearance since, as Nigel Pargetter in The Archers, he plunged to his death in the sensational 60th anniversary edition of the show.

Basket Case runs until September 24 before heading out on tour and into the West End.For tickets call the box office on 01604 624811 or visiting www.royalandderngate.co.uk.