Big Brother’s NIKKI GRAHAME and BENEDICT GARRETT join X Factor's LLOYD DANIELS in hit naked comedy ‘Up4aMeet?’


Who IS she? Who IS she? She's Nikki Grahame! Voted second most popular Big Brother contestant ever, Nikki Grahame is quite simply a legend! Nikki is extremely excited to be joining the cast of the hit naked comedy Up4aMeet. When she first read the script, she said: "Who WROTE this, who WROTE this."

Director Jeff Moody knew, the second he met her, that he wanted to cast Nikki. "She was my favourite Big Brother contestant of all time. When I watched her, I found her fascinating, and I just wanted to give her a massive cuddle. Then when I met her, she's just as adorable. And she's actually a very good actress. I can't wait to start rehearsing her, and filling our script with Nikki- isms!"

Moody, who also wrote the play, is writing a special part just for Nikki. “We met for dinner, and we talked about what she could add to the play. Between us, we came up with a brilliant character – Stacey Grainger. She’s a TV presenter who’s fallen on hard times. She’s young, sassy, with a big heart – and a bit gobby. Stacey’s going to bring a whole new element to the play. As we were thinking up story ideas, we were laughing like mad.”

Nikki says: “I can’t wait to start getting to grips with Stacey. She’s a bit like me, but more so, if you know what I mean.”

Also joining the cast along side Lloyd Daniels is Dreamboy Benedict Garrett. The ex-Big Brother contestant and porn-star is delighted to be reprising the role of Spanish naturist Carlos after playing the role to much acclaim at Waterloo East’s theatre last year.

Touring throughout July and August the play will visit London, Brighton, Birmingham, Swansea, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

On casting, producer David Adkin said "I’m absolutely delighted with our cast. Lloyd is the perfect Scott and we’re very lucky wonderful to see Benedict return as Carlos.".

Up4aMeet is a hilarious and poignant comedy about social media. It's packed with witty observations, killer one-liners, and more gratuitous nudity than is decent. "Social media has changed so much of our lives," says writer/director Jeff Moody, "particularly the way we look for a partner. Up4aMeet has a tale to tell about the way we use smartphones and apps to find love - and the effect this has on our everyday life. There's a definite message in the play - but above all, we aim to provide a fantastic night out for gay men and their friends - a bit of music, some great gags, some loveable characters - and naked men! What more could you want!"

Production Information:
Producer: David Adkin Limited in association with Knockhardy Productions

10th – 13th The Courtyard Theatre, London 0844 477 1000
16th – 20th The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton 0800 411 881
22nd – 24th The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham 0121 643 5858
26th – 27th Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea 01792 602 060
29th- 1st Aug The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool 01517 030 000

2nd – 3rd AXM Club, Manchester
6th – 8th Electric Circus, Edinburgh
9th – 10th Oran Mor Theatre, Glasgow 08444 771 000

Tickets: from £16.
Twitter - @Up4aMeetOnTour