Neville’s Island by Tim Firth

Four out-of-condition, middle-aged businessmen set off on a “teambuilding” exercise in the Lake District and succeed in being the first people ever to get shipwrecked in Derwentwater. They are washed up on “Neville’s Island”.

Testament to the brilliant writing and acting opportunity on offer, audition competition was fierce- so much so that second-round auditions had to be held.

Four of BCP’s most experienced actors take to the (water-logged, fog-bound) stage for this the final play in the 2009/10 Season. Jem Turner plays the amiable, incompetent Neville – appointed team leader at breakfast. Andrew Whiffen plays acid-tongued bully Gordon whose rucksack has gone down with the boat. Nik Lester plays dim-witted loser Angus with a rucksack full of over-the-top kit. Andy Allen plays bobble-hatted twitcher, Roy, who spends much of the play half-way up a tree.

The show ran from 14th July until 17th July 2010 at The Mill Theatre, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 5QE

A promo video highlighting Banbury Cross Players’ production of Tim Firth’s outstanding comedy “Neville’s Island”.