Adèle Anderson stars in the world premiere of NUL POINTS!, a new Eurovision comedy by Martin Blackburn.
Josh loves Eurovision. He knows every insane figure and fact. Ukraine entering a guy in a hamster wheel. Ireland with Dustin the Turkey. The Russian grannies. And each May he hosts a Eurovision party – the highlight of his year. Join this hilarious rollercoaster of a journey over 10 years of Eurovision Parties from 2012 to 2022 as Josh bestows his guests with Bucks Fizz, Euro-V trivia and games of Eurovision truth or dare. Will they Rise Like a Phoenix, get Ooh Aah, Just a Little Bit…or meet their Waterloo with NUL POINTS!?
The performance on Saturday 13 May will start at 5.00pm to be followed by a Eurovision party
including a screening of the Eurovision Final live in the theatre.
Adèle Anderson is joined in the cast by Charlotte East, Marcus J. Foreman, Sean Huddlestan and Kane Verrall.
NUL POINTS!? Is at the Union Theatre 26 April – 20 May 2023. Tickets are on sale here.
You’re starring in Nul Points!? at Union Theatre, what can you tell us about the show?
Nul Points is a comedy drama about three drama school graduates who meet regularly over a decade to party while they watch the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. We discover how the dynamic of the trio and Andy, whom we meet at the first party, when he turns up to do a striptease, evolve.
What was it about Martin Blackburn’s script that made you want to be part of the production?
Martin’s script switches from screamingly-funny comedy to tear-jerking drama and back again in a masterful fashion. As a wordsmith myself, his deft use of language really appeals to me.
How big a Eurovision fan are you, and are you getting to show that off in Nul Points?
Honestly, I am not a big fan. Every year a friend of mine invites me to a Eurovision party, rather like the ones in this play, and I always decline, because I would be required to dress in the costume of the country allocated to me and have to bring their national dish. As a can’t cook/won’t cook woman it’s all too much for me. But I have watched all the songs referenced in this play and now know and appreciate the contest a lot more.
Tell us a little more about your character, and what you’re enjoying about the role?
My character, Gina, is the mother of Josh, who hosts the annual parties. She is a big fan of Eurovision and does like to cook, although the food she produces is mostly inedible. She is a bit of a monster, rather like Miranda’s mother, but she really does love her son.
There’s a party planned for Eurovision final night, what more can you tell us about that?
If you fancy a singalong, come to the show at the earlier time of 5.00 pm on 13 May because, after the show, we will all be watching the final afterwards on a big screen in the bar.
What would you say to anyone thinking of booking to see Nul Points?
It is a life-affirming play. However, don’t expect to sing along to various winning songs as we only hear snatches of them and it is definitely a play, not a musical.