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Rob Carter returns to Soho Theatre with a new play starring his cult-hit creation Christopher Bliss

Photo by Suki Dhanda

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ROB Carter is returning to the Soho Theatre with the latest outing of his cult-hit character Christopher Bliss.

I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With Why Have You Been Sleeping With My Wife: A Play by Christopher Bliss runs from April 23 to April 27, 2019.

Christopher has written, directed and starred in his first ever play – and is bringing both of his friends along to help him (played by Joanna Griffin and Ryan Lane).

The self-proclaimed ‘writer-in-residence in my very own residence’, Christopher Bliss is loveably deluded. Unfazed by the fact he’s never seen a play in his life, he confidently throws himself into his theatrical debut.

The play itself is a story of murder, adultery and Post Office rivalry. Like a stage version of The Room, the writing is endearingly dreadful, and the audience revels in egging on this rural oddball as he attempts to change the face of modern theatre.

Award-winning actor Rob Carter’s beloved Christopher Bliss character has previously seen success with Writing Wrongs, which was heralded as one of the treasures of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe by critics and audiences alike. Nominated for Best Show at the 2018 Leicester Comedy Festival, the show transferred to London before becoming the basis for the wildly successful short film Handcuffs For Poltergeists, starring Rob Carter, Ben Ashenden and Ellie White.

A Cambridge Footlights alumnus, Carter has won the Musical Comedy Award and has been a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Award. Since then he has gone on to appear in Fresh Meat, Peep Show and Siblings, and is currently starring in CBBC’s comedy series Danny & Mick.

The production is directed by Matt Peover (Mr Swallow Houdini, Jayde Adams, Nick Helm).

Tickets: £11 – £16. To book, call the box office on 020 7478 0100 or visit sohotheatre.com/.

Time: 8:30pm.