facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11

Menier receives Terrible Advice

First Published 11 July 2011, Last Updated 12 July 2011

Caroline Quentin, Andy Nyman and Sharon Horgan are to star in the debut play by Canadian actor Saul Rubinek, Terrible Advice, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 22 September to 12 November (press night 29 September).

Rubinek, who is probably best known for playing Daphne’s fiancé in long-running sitcom Frasier, tackles the subject of friends and relationships for his first play. Stanley (Stinky to his friends) and Jake are best friends; as are Hedda and Delila. Jake loves Hedda; Stinky loves Delila and plans to marry her until Jake shares some secrets and gives him some advice.

Quentin is a familiar face on screen, with television credits including Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek, Blue Murder and Life Begins. On stage she has appeared in Life After Scandal at the Hampstead theatre, Our Country’s Good in the West End and several productions at the National Theatre and Royal Court.

Nyman is an actor and director whose stage work includes Moonlight And Magnolias at the Tricycle theatre and Ghost Stories at the Lyric Hammersmith and Duke of York’s theatre, a show he also co-wrote. As a director Nyman has collaborated frequently with illusionist Derren Brown, helping to create many of his stage shows.

Horgan is best known for co-writing and starring in comedy series Pulling. Her work also includes appearances on Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, Extras and The Pilot Show.

Terrible Advice is directed by Frank Oz, who famously collaborated with Muppets creator Jim Henson to voice many of the show’s characters, including Miss Piggy. As a director his work includes the films Little Shop Of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Stepford Wives.

Currently playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory is Road Show, which runs to 17 September.



Sign up

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.