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Terrible Advice is the story of Stanley (Stinky to his friends) and best friend Jake. Hedda and Delila are best friends. Jake loves Hedda; Stinky loves Delila. Stinky plans to marry Delila….until Jake shares some secrets and then gives him some advice…
Perhaps best known on television for his role as Donny, Daphne’s fiancé on the Emmy award-winning Frasier, Saul Rubinek started his professional career as an actor in his native Canada and since the late 1970s has worked in both Canada and the US. He was a member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival company in Stratford, Ontario, and won the DramaLogue Award for his portrayal of Touchstone in Des McAnuff's production of As You Like It at the La Jolla Playhouse. His film credits include Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven and Tony Scott’s True Romance.
Early in his career Frank Oz was known for his creative collaborations with the famed Jim Henson performing many Muppet characters, including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal. Some of the projects on which Henson and Oz worked together included Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live and The Muppet Show. He also performed the unforgettable Jedi Master, Yoda, in all of the Star Wars films.He directed The Dark Crystal (with Jim Henson), The Muppets Take Manhattan, Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What About Bob, Indian in the Cupboard, In & Out, Bowfinger, The Score, The Stepford Wives and the original Death at a Funeral.
Caroline Quentin's extensive theatre credits include starring in Life After Scandal at Hampstead Theatre; The London Cuckolds and Roots, both at the National Theatre; Our Country’s Good at the Garrick Theatre; Low Level Panic and Sugar and Spice, both at the Royal Court Theatre. Caroline appeared in the original production of Les Miserables at the Barbican and Palace Theatres and played the lead in the successful West End comedy An Evening with Gary Lineker.
Caroline Quentin currently stars in the third series of BBC1’s Life of Riley. She played Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly for which she won the Best Comedy Actress Award 1995 at the Comedy Awards, and starred as Maddie in the first three series of Jonathan Creek for the BBC. She has also appeared in five series of Blue Murder for ITV and three series of Life Begins, for which she received the 2004 British Comedy Actress Award.
Andy Nyman's theatre credits include Ghost Stories(which he co-wrote), Moonlight and Magnolias and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. His Film include Howard in Frank Oz’s Death at a Funeral, Black Death, Severance, The Brothers Bloom, The Tournament, Dead Babies, Uprising, Coney Island Baby and Shut Up & Shoot Me. (Writing: Andy & Jeremy Dyson’s play Ghost Stories recently completed a 13 month run in the West End after breaking box office records at both the Liverpool Playhouse & Lyric Hammersmith. It will be touring the UK next year. Andy Nyman spend ten years writing with Derren Brown including Something Wicked This Way Comes – which won Andy & Derren the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.
Sharon Horganis probably best known for her role as Donna in the television series Pulling, to which she has also contributed as a writer. She also appeared in the series The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret as well as the series Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, The Pilot Show and Free Agents. Her other television credits include appearances in Extras, Monkey Dust and Absolute Power.
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Theo Bosanquet - 30 September 2011
Saul Rubinek, better known for his acting on screen than his writing for stage, has had to wait until his 60s to see this, the premiere of his first play.
Conceived in the 1970s, Terrible Advice was sparked by his experiences of sitting in a Greenwich Village cafe and overhearing the awful words of 'wisdom' being dished out as liberally as the coffee. It's an interesting idea – how many of our life choices are influenced by the often dubious advice of others?
We meet two 40-something couples, each weighed down by some familiar demons. Playboy Jake (Scott Bakula) is a bad influence on neurotic Stanley (Andy Nyman), whose relationship with the improbably gorgeous Delila (Sharon Horgan) is threatened both by her infertility and the revelations of a recent dalliance – it's not giving too much away to say that Jake's poor advice to his friend may have selfish motivations.
And then there's perhaps the most likeable of them a...
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Katya - 17 October 2011:
Awful play. I thought Caroline Quentin looked embarrassed to be in it. There was no charm or wit and the main characters were too perfectly hideous to be in any way engaging. It was also really boring - which is more unforgiveable....