Miller to star in new comic play

Ben Miller is to star in The Duckhouse
Ben Miller is to star in The Duckhouse

TV star is to head the cast in new comedy The Duck House at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from November 11-16.

The play can be seen at the venue prior to embarking on a run in the West End.

The comedy has been written by Dan Patterson and Colin Swash, and is to be directed by Terry Johnson.

The Duck House is an outrageous, new, laugh-out-loud comedy set in a world of dodgy receipts, dodgier deceit, and pure Parliamentary panic.

It is May 2009. Gordon Brown’s Government is in meltdown and a General Election is just one year away.

Labour backbencher Robert Houston loves being an MP and will do anything to save his seat - including change sides. All is going well with his switch from red to blue until, the expenses scandal breaks.

As public fury mounts over taxpayers’ millions being frittered away on second homes, moat-cleaning, and duck houses, Robert is soon in big, big trouble.

Ben Miller is best known for starring roles in BBC1’s Death in Paradise and The Armstrong and Miller Show, along with Alexander Armstrong.

He will lead an all-star cast as the MP who’s got it all - and has claimed for most of it.

Tony and Olivier award-winning Terry Johnson directs this hilarious satire from two writers who’ve been making fun of politicians for decades: Dan Patterson via BBC2’s Mock the Week) and Colin Swash through BBC1’s Have I Got News For You and Private Eye.

For tickets, call 0115 9895555.