‘Homer Simpson’ Gets UK Debut in Bicycle MusicalDate: 16 October 2007
Dan Castellaneta, aka the voice of Homer Simpson (pictured), will make his UK stage debut next month in the new American musical comedy The Bicycle Men, which will have a limited season from 6 November to 2 December 2007 at the King’s Head Theatre.
Billed as “a sublimely silly musical with French overtones”, The Bicycle Men revolves around Steve, a hapless American tourist who crashes his bike and encounters the twisted inhabitants of a sinister French village. Mayhem ensues as Steve steps into a surreal world of depraved marionettes, creepy bicycle repair men other oddball characters. Only the god of bicycles can save the day.
Castellaneta, who plays Steve, is best known for his Emmy Award-winning vocal performances in TV’s The Simpsons, including Homer, Krusty the Clown, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Mayor Quimby and Groundskeeper Willie. He’s also appeared in Mad About You, LA Law, NYPD Blue, Friends, Entourage and Monk on American television, and in the films My Giant, Space Jam, The Pursuit of Happyness and the upcoming Super Hero. His US theatre credits include The Alchemist, Moonlight and Magnolias and his one-man show Where Did Vincent Van Gogh?.
The Bicycle Men is written by Dave Lewman, Joe Liss, Mark Nutter and John Rubano with music and lyrics by Mark Nutter. Liss, Nutter and Rubano also join Castellaneta in the cast.
- by Terri Paddock