Updated 28th of June 2006

What has Brian Croucher done recently

This is older news culled from the Whats the cast doing now page.


From 8 December to 8 January Brian will be playing the Emperor of China in 'Aladdin' at the Central Theatre, Chatham, Kent. Box Office 01634 338338 alongside Celebrity Wrestling and The Farm star Jeff Brazier as Aladdin, and Melvyn Hayes ( It Ain't Half Hot Mum, and EastEnders), as Widow Twankey. Source Horizon - 23/11/05

Look out for him in 'I'll Sleep when I Die' (or Dead, according to IMDB) - a movie starring Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, Charlotte Rampling and Ken Stott. Written by Trevor Preston, directed by Mike Hodges ('Get Carter') it has a Gangland storyline, and was filmed in South London. Brian plays Al Shaw (with dyed blonde hair & an ear stud!) who is the very nasty right hand man of Ken Stott's character. Source Horizon - 13 Aug 03

Brian has just finished filming 'I'll Sleep when I Die' - a movie starring Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, Charlotte Rampling and Ken Stott. Written by Trevor Preston, directed by Mike Hodges (director of 'Get Carter') it has a Gangland storyline, and was filmed in South London. Brian plays Al Shaw (with dyed blonde hair & an ear stud!) who is the very nasty right hand man of Ken Stott's character. Due for release spring 2003. Brian has also been recording a series of voiceovers for radio/adverts. Source Horizon - 5-Nov-02

BRIAN CROUCHER will be playing Raynor in the UK tour of 'Snakes & Ladders', a new comedy by Eric Chappell.

Tour dates are:

11/15 June - Churchill Theatre, Bromley. BO 020 8460 6677
17/22 June - Richmond Theatre, Richmond. BO 020 8940 0088
25/29 June - New Theatre, Cardiff. BO 02920 878889
01/06 July - Key Theatre, Peterborough. BO 01733 316100
08/13 July - Festival Theatre, Malvern. BO 01684 892 277
15/20 July - Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes. BO 01908 606090
22/27 July - Theatre Royal, Brighton. BO 01273 328488
29 July/03 August - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford. BO 01483 440000
05/10 August - Arts Theatre, Cambridge. BO 01223 503333
13/17 August - Theatre Royal, Norwich. BO 01603 630000

Snakes & Ladders: Sam Spencer and his wife Fay are about to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime in a luxurious Spanish village secretly 'borrowed' from her boss. Meanwhile, once-famous actor Howard Booth also 'borrows' the villa, bringing along his sharp- witted new girlfriend and all his old films on video. As they fight over the villa and avoid the snake asleep on the terrace, Howard realises that his prized bag of videos has been switched at the airport - with a bag full of cash! And when a sinister villain arrives to claim his money back, all hell breaks loose. The play stars Paul Nicholas and Ian Ogilvy. Source Horizon 12-Apr-02

Brain will then be playing the Emperor of China in Aladdin from 19th December to 6th January at the Dacorum Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead. Box Office 01442 228 700. Source Horizon 17-Nov-01

In early September Brian Croucher will be recording three episodes of The Bill, which will be broadcast later this year (the recording will not clash with his signing session for Kaldor City on the 22nd of September in Sheffield). He plays a villanous police official. Source - Alan Stevens.

Brian Croucher is directing 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea' - a play written by John Patrick Shanlee, at The Old Red Lion, St John's St N1, London.

"Danny has had a tough day and is trying to enjoy a solitary drink in a bar in the Bronx when his world is interrupted by Roberta, a downtrodden single parent who carries a huge secret, leaving her feeling worthless and unlovable. The unlikely union of this spirited, streetwise, stormy pair is gritty and sincere - a hard emotional insight into real people with real issues to overcome in a surreal world." The author is John Patrick Shanley and the cast are Geoff Bell and Fen Rogers.

cbox office 418 St John's St, EC14 4NJ, London tel 0207 8377816

price 10 pounds, 8 pounds concession, no concessions Friday and Saturday. Performances Tuesday to Sunday.

The play is about two no-hopers and is set in New York. It had a great review in Time-Out magazine. I'll have a bit more information and hopefully a picture in a day or two as they've promised to send me a brochure. Thanks to Alan Stevens for the above information.

Brian will be taking part in the panto Dick Whitington in at The Palace Theatre, Redditch from 12 Dec to 7 Jan. He will be playing Alderman Fitzwarren and the Sultan of Morocco. BO 01527 65203. Thanks to Alan Stevens for the information.

Brian is a guest star in BBC 1's 'Casualty' on Saturday 18th November (repeated on BBC Choice 24th November).

On Monday 20th November the Oxford University Doctor Who Society is holding a speaker meeting featuring Brian Croucher. It starts at 8pm, at the Old Refectory, Wadham College. Visit the society's website for a map. Admission: OU Doctor Who Society members 1.00; non-members 2.00. Brian will be taking part in the panto Dick Whitington in at The Palace Theatre, Redditch from 12 Dec to 7 Jan. He will be playing Alderman Fitzwarren and the Sultan of Morocco. BO 01527 65203. Thanks to Alan Stevens for the information.

Brian Croucher will be appearing in Lenin in Love, playing Stalin. The play runs from 17 October until 12 November at the New End theatre in Hampstead. There is a matinee on Saturday and Sunday and there's no performance on Monday. More Details. Box office tel 02077 940022. Address 27 New End Rd, London, NW3 1JD. Thanks to Alan Stevens for the information.

Brian Croucher will be at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury from Tues 26 Sept to Sat 30 Sept playing Fagin in Oliver. The show is based on the musical and Brian gets to sing a couple of songs.

The show is almost completely sold out; if you want to see it, Thursday matinee is your best chance unless there are any returns and there's only about 20 tickets left for that performance. box office is 0122 7787787.

Thanks to Alan Stevens for the information.

Brian Croucher took part in the recording of Kaldor City, along with Paul Darrow, Scott Fredericks (Carnell), Peter Tuddenham, and scripts by Chris Boucher and Alan Stevens/Jim Smith, see the news item for more details.

Brian Croucher is doing a voiceover ad for Batchelor's Cup-A-Soups on radio.

Brian Croucher is giving a lecture called BEING NOT ACTING as part of the Kent County Council Millennium Lectures.

The lecture can be heard in Ashford (ref D4217) and Canterbury (ref BC4217) on March 6th, and in Folkestone (ref DE2300) on March 10th. Price 6. See Kent County Council website or Phone 0800-444800 to book - you have to register in advance. Source - Horizon


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