Nigel Harman Sells Public Property at Trafalgar 2Date: 13 October 2009
Nigel Harman, seen on stage earlier this year opposite James McAvoy in Three Days of Rain, will return to the West End next month to play a celebrity spin doctor in the world premiere of Sam Peter Jackson’s comedy Public Property, which will have a limited run from 16 November to 5 December 2009 (previews from 10 November) at the 100-seat Trafalgar Studios 2.
When popular newsman Geoffrey Hammond is caught by paparazzi in a rather compromising position, he leaves it up to his publicist Larry - who knows all his client’s dirtiest secrets - to spin him out of what seems to be an impossible situation. As the media wait, hungry for the statement on the sex scandal of the century, the two struggle with conscience and imagination and the question looms - is all publicity good publicity?
Best known to TV fans from EastEnders and Hotel Babylon, Harman has bulked up his theatre credits in recent years. In addition to Three Days of Rain, he’s starred Guys and Dolls in the West End, The Caretaker, The Exonerated and The Common Pursuit.
Author Sam Peter Jackson’s first play Minor Irritations premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005 before runs in London and Dublin. He’s an active member of theatre company The Factory. Public Property is directed by Hanna Berrigan and produced by Tara Wilkinson on behalf of Whippet Productions.