‘I am murdered!’ 11th May 1812. The Prime Minister has just been killed by a mysterious stranger. Parliament is in uproar. There is anarchy in the UK. But who’s really behind this? That’s one of the questions behind Nick Hall’s one-man comedy play The Assassination of Spencer Percival, which is calling in to the Plymouth and Barnstaple fringes.
Spencer Percival has one claim to fame; he’s the only Prime Minister ever to be assassinated. Unfortunately no one’s ever heard of him. 205 years later, Nick Hall tells his story at the Barnstaple Fringe.
In this inventive and hilarious journey through history, Nick brings alive the world of the 19th century, while drawing parallels with the present. In this discordant age of Brexit, Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May, could we still learn something from the past?
Nick Hall is a character comedian, stand-up and improviser. He has written and performed for BBC2, BBC3, ITV2, and BBC Radio 4.
Nick took his debut solo character show to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 and also performed in Adam Riches’ play ‘Coach Coach’ at the Pleasance Theatre and Soho Theatre. He followed this up with his one-man Cold War thriller ‘Szgrabble!’ in 2016.
“Nick Hall puts a tremendous performance into Szgrabble, a one-man blur of a characters and mimes that parodies a Cold War spy drama and serves as an impressive showcase for his comic acting talents…a vibrant, skilled actor,” said Steve Bennet, of Chortle
Nick Hall’s captivating style has marked him out as one to watch. Since 2013 he’s reached the semi-finals of So You Think You’re Funny, beaten the Gong at The Comedy Store, beaten the Blackout at Up the Creek, and won the New Act Night at the Comedy Café.
(from a pres release)