Theatre Acting

Whipping It Up (2008)

Owen Brenman & Richard Wilson in Whipping It Up on tour

On tour with Richard Wilson in Steve Thompson's hit political comedy. Laurence Olivier Award 'best comedy' runner-up directed by Terry Johnson.


'..the urbane deputy chief - superbly played by Owen Brenman.' The Scotsman

'It is a superb piece of political comedy written with an insider’s touch and, in Richard Wilson and Owen Brenman, delivered with an almost double-act of biting humour and unerring sense of timing.' Liverpool Echo

'...the weight of the satire on the capable shoulders of Owen Brenman as Alastair, the Deputy Chief Whip. He gives a rounded portrait of a man who has learned how to cope and who can accept and understand the demands of his office.' What's On Stage

'Richard Wilson, as irritable Chief Whip Fulton, and another star of the award-winning BBC sitcom One Foot In The Grave, Owen Brenman, as his suave deputy, both gave excellent performances.' Richmond Guardian

'..the Deputy Chief Whip beautifully played by Owen Brenman, who seems such the perfect Tory gentleman.' Southend Arts Council Review. photo:Tim Watson

The Underpants (2006)

Owen Brenman & Ian Angus Wilkie in The Underpants

With Ian Angus Wilkie in Steve Martin's reworking of Carl Sternheim's 1900 German farce-Die Hose. 


There is always joy in theatreland over a television sitcom actor who repents his ways and returns to the boards. The part of Theo in The Underpants at the Old Red Lion Theatre in north London isn't likely to make Owen Brenman the sort of money he raked in as Victor Meldrew's sidekick in One Foot in the Grave, but it will, I fancy, earn him a lot more respect...Two of the Old Red Lion's shows have already transferred to the West End this year and I think that they might be able to make it a hat trick with The Underpants'. Tim Walker, Sunday Telegraph. photo:Geraint Lewis

Credits

Good Copy, West Yorkshire Playhouse

 WHIPPING IT UP | Alastair | No 1 Tour | Terry Johnson
THE UNDERPANTS | Theo | The Old Red Lion | Richard Braine
THE POCKET DREAM | York Theatre Royal | Paul Clayton
DEAD FUNNY | Brian | Nottingham Playhouse | Topher Campbell
UGLY RUMOURS | Jospin/Biggles | Tricycle | Morahan/Rayne
GOOD COPY | Ashley | West Yorks. Playhouse | Topher Campbell
C4 SIT-COM FESTIVAL | Multiple Roles | Riverside Hammersmith | Williams/Planer
THE GHOST TRAIN | Winthrop | Lyric Hammersmith | John Adams
AN EVENING WITH GARY LINEKER | Ian | Duchess (West End) | Audrey Cooke
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE | Ralph | No 1 Tour | Lou Stein
JOURNEYS AMONG THE DEAD | Jean | Riverside | Stuart Wood
THE WINSLOW BOY | John Watherstone | Nottingham Playhouse | Andy Hay
TRIAL OF LADY CHATTERLEY | Narrator |  Nottingham Playhouse | Martin Jameson
MANEATERS | Multiple Roles | Man in the Moon | Phyllida Lloyd
THE LAST JUDGEMENT | Torturer | Old Red Lion | Mike McCormack
50-50 | M.C.| Soho Poly | Mike Batz
STAND-UP-CIRCUIT | Comedian | Various Venues
SHAKESPEARE/SHAW | Multiple Roles | Regents Park | Ian Talbot
COMEDY OF ERRORS | Officer | Nottingham Playhouse | Richard Digby Day
SIMPLE SIMON | Multiple Roles | Scarborough | Peter Clough