Comedian Ben Miller will lead the cast of the West End premiere of Dan Patterson and Colin Swash’s The Duck House, an outrageous comedy set to begin previews on November 27 at London's Vaudeville Theatre. Directed by Terry Johnson, the show opens on December 10 following a five-week U.K. tour.
Miller will join Olivier Award winner Nancy Carroll, Debbie Chazen, James Musgrave, Simon Shepherd and Diana Vickers in the political satire, which follows Gordon Brown’s government in meltdown in May 2009.
With a general election just a year away, Labour backbencher Robert Houston (Miller) will do anything to save his seat, even if that means switching sides. Shepherd plays Tory grandee Sir Norman Cavendish, with Carroll as Robert’s wife Felicity, Musgrave as his student son Seb, Vickers as Seb’s girlfriend Holly and Chazen as Russian housekeeper Ludmilla.
The show will feature design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by John Leonard.
Miller’s recent theater credits include The Ladykillers and The Armstrong And Miller Show National Tour. On screen, Miller’s credits include his role as Richard Poole in BBC1’s Death in Paradise, The Worst Week Of My Life, Primeval, Johnny English and The Prince And Me.