Paul Nicholas and Ian Ogilvy star in the premiere production of Eric Chappell's new comedy, Snakes and Ladders, which kicks off a ten-week, ten-venue UK tour tonight, 11 June 2002, at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.

In Snakes and Ladders, Nicholas plays Sam Spencer who's about to embark on the holiday of a lifetime with his wife at a luxurious Spanish villa secretly "borrowed" from her boss. Unknown to them, however, once-famous actor Howard Booth, played by Ogilvy, has plans to "borrow" the same villa. As they squabble, Howard discovers that a luggage mix-up at the airport - which has landed him with a bag of stolen cash - spells trouble for them all.

Famous for their TV hits - most notably, Just Good Friends for Nicholas and The Saint for Ogilvy - both actors have a long list of stage credits between them.

Award-winning writer Eric Chappell is best known for his first stage play The Banana Box, which starred Leonard Rossiter and inspired the TV comedy Rising Damp. His other writing credits, for screen and stage, include Only When I Laugh, The Bounder, Singles, Up and Running and Haunted.

Following Bromley, Snakes and Ladders continues until 24 August to Richmond, Cardiff, Peterborough, Malvern, Milton Keynes, Brighton, Guildford, Cambridge and Norwich.